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PS4 firmware update coming tonight, adds support for wireless headsets

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PlayStation 4's next system software update is slated to hit late tonight, bringing with it support for wireless stereo headsets, Sony announced this morning.

Update 1.60 will add support for both the standard Pulse and Pulse Elite Edition headsets, which offer 7.1 virtual surround sound and "crystal clear" voice chat, according to the company. A tweet from PlayStation Europe community manager Chris Owen notes the update will also make general stability improvements and add the ability to mute the PlayStation Camera.

Sony is also launching a new headset in its own line: the Gold Wireless Headset, a 7.1 surround sound headset with custom modes developed specifically with PlayStation games in mind and a noise canceling microphone, for $99.99. The headset is compatible wirelessly with PS4, PlayStation 3 and computers and via an audio cable to the PlayStation Vita.

Both the Gold and Pulse headsets will also be compatible with the free Headset Companion App, slated to hit the PlayStation Store this month. Through the app, players can download developer-created sounds modes tailored for their game's audio. The app will launch with a mode designed by Sucker Punch for use with InFamous: Second Son.