Plantronics announced a new partnership with Sony for audio optimized with PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita. The new, officialy-licensed product, Plantronics Rig for PS4, PS3, PS Vita will be available across Europe, Middle East and Oceania later this year.
“Whether in the living room or on the go, PlayStation offers immersive gaming experiences, and new, connected ways to enjoy media,” said Judy Ward, peripheral business manager at SCEE. “With its recognized commitment to innovation, Plantronics was a natural partner as we look for solutions that offer the high-quality audio and clear communication essential to deliver the best PlayStation experience.”
The PS4, PS3, and PS Vita dedicated RIG represents Plantronics' return to the console audio-market. The headset features the PS logo, and is said to provide precise stereo, clear voice, and three EQ profiles: Pure, Intensify, and Seismic. The included audio controller enables the creation and control of side-chat mixes, soundtrack or calls layered onto game sound, and the ability to easily switch the mic feed between the game and your mobile device.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with SCEE to deliver performance gaming audio for PlayStation gamers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Oceania,” said Gregory Morquin, gaming segment manager with Plantronics. “We’re known for mobile, gaming and entertainment products that offer uncompromising sound, clear two-way chat, and unparalleled comfort. Offering ‘all of the above’ plus the ability to completely customize your gaming experience via the audio controller, the RIG for PS4™, PS3®, PS Vita™ is sure to excite consumers.”
At this year’s Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany, visitors will be able to get hands-on with RIG headsets at the PlayStation booth and experience the difference performance audio makes when used with the Sony PlayStation 4.