As part of their ongoing effort to offer more accessories to their PlayStation users, Sony has announced the new Platinum Wireless Headset, a 159.99$ full-sized pair of headphones with support for 3D audio.
The headset comes after officially licensed “pro” gamepads launched earlier this week. It supports 3D audio, meaning that it should be able to simulate how sound behaves in reality as it comes from different directions. This is particularly important in VR environments, where sound design is crucial to give players a truly immersive experience.
Native support for 3D audio has to be provided by game developers, and only Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End currently has built-in support. More games will support the feature in the future, including MLB The Show 17, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Days Gone. 7.1 virtual surround will be used in games which do not support 3D audio.
The Sony Platinum Wireless Headset is compatible with mobile devices, too, and a 3.5-mm cable can be used to connect it to various other devices. Noise-canceling is included for those who wish to play in a noisy environments.
The Sony Platinum Wireless Headset will launch on January 12 at 159.99$ in the US, while it should retail for 169€ starting January 16 in Europe.