SCEA has stated that the official Bluetooth headset is to release in a bundle with SOCOM: Confrontation for a price of $59.99. However, the headset will also be available separately priced at $49.99.
Moreover, a PS3 Firmware update will be available this Fall which will give this Bluetooth headset special features that others do not have.
To quote: Additionally, the sexy new headset will usher in a PS3 firmware update that enables the following features:
- 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
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