Sony is rumored to be developing wireless earbuds for the PlayStation 5, according to Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson. The report claims that inside sources have revealed the earbuds will be released between April of 2023 and March of 2024, along with a new wireless headset for the PlayStation 5, which is also aiming to release in the same timeframe.
The new wireless earbuds are reportedly internally codenamed as 'Project Nomad' and will have a battery life of around 5 hours. The earbuds are also expected to include a charging case and USB-C cable, allowing them to be directly charged from the PlayStation 5. As for the new wireless headset, the report claims that headset is called 'Voyager', likely another internal codename. Details on the new wireless headset are scarce, but Henderson's anonymous source claims that it will have similar functionality to the Inzone H7 headset.
As we are now in the third year of the PlayStation 5's life cycle, various new accessories have been released along the way. However, Sony is yet to officially confirm the existence of a new wireless headset or wireless earbuds. The company did just launch the new DualSense Edge controller for the PlayStation 5, which includes customizable controls, mappable back buttons, and replaceable stick modules. The controller does, however, come with a rather hefty price tag of $199.99.
When it comes to audio accessories, Sony hasn't released a new headset since the Pulse 3D wireless headset for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, which launched alongside the new generation of console back in 2020. It's currently unknown whether or not a new generation of headset would also be compatible with Sony's previous generation console, the PlayStation 4.
Sony is currently in a heated back and forth with Microsoft, after Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick recently claimed Sony was attempting to "sabotage" Microsoft's acquisition of the publisher. Prior to Kotick's comments, Microsoft had subpoenaed PlayStation in order for the company to reveal production details in the ongoing FTC case. This then led Sony to retaliate, calling the subpoena "obvious harrasment."
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