PlayStation Details Compatible Headsets and PS5 Games That Use 3D Audio
As the PlayStation 5's launch gets closer, PlayStation has detailed what headphones and games will be compatible with the console's 3D audio.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, PlayStation details what headsets and PS5 games will support 3D audio.
In the post, PlayStation’s Isabelle Tomatis confirms that most headphones are compatible with the PS5. Like the PS4, users can either plug their headphones in the console through USB or through the DualSense controller’s headphone port.
“Headphone audio is the current gold standard for 3D Audio on PS5, as Mark Cerny mentioned in his ‘Road to PS5’ talk in March,” said Tomatis. “We’re also in the process of working on virtual surround sound through speakers that are built into TVs. Although TV speaker virtual surround sound won’t be available on launch day for PS5, it’s still a feature we are extremely excited about, and our engineers are hard at work on bringing it to PS5 in the future.”
3D audio is one of the PlayStation 5’s new features that further immerses players in games. Launch games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure will support the feature. Additionally, future games such as Resident Evil Village, Horizon Forbidden West, and Gran Turismo 7 will support it.
Last month, PlayStation confirmed the PlayStation 5 will release on November 12, just two days after the Xbox Series X and Series S. With a month to go before launch, Japanese outlets have gotten hands-on time with the PS5. One notable detail from these previews is the console is much quieter than the PS4’s fan. The previews also confirmed that the X button will be the default select button for Japanese and Asian players instead of the O button. Additionally, we’ve received a look at new pictures of the PS5.
The PlayStation 5 launches on November 12 for $499.99. There will also be a digital edition for $399.99. Pre-orders are currently sold out but hopefully more will open up soon. As more news about the PlayStation 5 releases, we’ll be sure to let you know.