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PlayStation 4 firmware 1.60 adding headset support; new official cans announced

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Feb 3, 2014 7:30AM PST

Firmware update 1.60 will boogy onto PlayStation 4 tonight, adding support for Sony's official headsets with 7.1 virtual surround sound, Pulse and Pulse Elite. Sony has also announced its new 'Gold Wireless Headset,' which will cost $99.99. A new companion app is coming too, offering special sound profiles made specifically for certain games.

Through the app, developers will be release sound profiles "specifically tuned to enhance a game's audio," Sony explains on the PlayStation Blog. The first game to have its own profile after the app launches this month will be inFamous: Second Son. Supporting the new Gold headset and Pulse Elite, the app will also let listeners create their own equaliser profiles. Tough luck, plain old Pulse owners.

Sony says the headset, which will work with PS4, PS3, Vita, and anything else which accepts 3.5mm audio jacks or the wireless adaptor, will go on sale "early this month." Here's a trailer showing off its features: