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Sony announces new $100 Gold wireless headset; update to allow support on PS4

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As a new PlayStation 4 software update to allow the next-gen console to support a variety of 7.1 surround sound headsets heads out, Sony announced the a new wireless headset of its own, according to a report today from GameSpot.

The 1.60 system update, announced via the PlayStation Blog, will give support for wireless headsets like the Pulse and Pulse – Elite Edition on the PS4.

“We know you’ve been patiently waiting for this update, which means PS4 owners will now be able to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience with 7.1 virtual surround sound and crystal clear voice chat with our official PlayStation headsets,” the Sony post read.

Sony’s newest headset lineup member, the Gold Wireless Headset, will launch sometime early in February for a price point of $99.99.

Among its features includes 7.1 surround sound, custom audio modes created by developers, a hidden noise canceling microphone for voice chat while playing games online, and customizable faceplates.

The Gold headset will be compatible with the PS4, PS3 and computers, and Sony claims its battery can withstand eight straight hours of gameplay.

Using a 3.5mm audio cable included with the packaging, the headset will also be compatible with the PS Vita and other mobile devices.

The developer-created audio modes will be available through the free Headset Companion App from the PlayStation Store, and Sucker Punch will be the first studio to use the custom audio designs with its PS4 exclusive inFamous: Second Son.