In addition to Sony announcing a PS3-specific Bluetooth Headset today, the PlayStation 3 manufacturer divulged that an upcoming firmware update for the PS3 would be designed specifically with the Headset in mind.
Below is the full roster of updates that the firmware upgrade will address.
- High-Quality (HQ) mode — This delivers high quality online voice chat and high bandwidth voice recording and playback, which is currently not available with any other Bluetooth Headset. For future PS3 games, HQ Mode also can enable or enhance advanced in-game features:
- Voice command (the ability to direct AI characters using voice)
- Voice animation (your in-game character mimics you during voice chat)
- Proximity chat (high quality voice playback in full surround sound to match all of the sound effects and voiceovers in the game)
- When docked in the supplied charging cradle, the Headset works as a desktop microphone while charging
- Automatic pairing of the Headset with PS3 system via a USB cable
- Exclusive PS3 on-screen indicator displays connection status, battery charge level, speaker volume level and microphone mute status at a push of a button