Sony’s recently announced PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless headset now has a launch date.
According to the company, the next generation of its headset lineup will be available for purchase on 16th January 2017, although at a hefty price tag of $160/£130.
The PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless headset was originally scheduled to launch this year, after their initial September reveal. However, given their premium price, Sony wanted to ensure that the end product lived up to expectations hence the headset was delayed.
Continuing their premium line up like the PS Pulse did for PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless headset boasts 71 virtual surround sound as well as powerful 50mm drivers for improved clarity and depth.
The official PlayStation Youtube channel also recently shared a video with the developers of Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog, talking about creating 3D Audio for the game so that PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless headset users can make full use of the 3D sound option available in the headset.
A wide variety of presets available through the companion app available on PlayStation Store allows players to switch between exclusive audio modes designed specifically for some games to allow for a more immersive experience.
Thanks to its light weight and durable design, the platinum headset can be used for long gaming sessions without sacrificing on comfort. They are also pretty useful for online gaming because of the in-built microphone with noise cancellation.
If the battery life of PS Gold headsets is any indication of battery timings Sony implements in their PlayStation wireless headsets, the PlayStation 4 Platinum should do just fine and a single full charge should last players well above 15 hours.
To further facilitate users, the wireless headset also comes with a 3.5mm cable which allows connectivity with other devices like PS VR headset. If the battery runs out, players can simply plug in the cable to their PS4 controller and continue to use the headset.