Once again we are relying on second-hand information to better understand PlayStation 5, as it is not like Sony to come out and tell us what it plans for the platform? So according to The Verge, the Japanese giant’s next-gen console will not have an optical audio port; It is hardly surprising that the PS4 Slim also dropped the standard.
The website was explaining how Astro’s old headsets would work on the PS5 and confirm the tidbit. To accommodate players who have an older pair of headphones, the company will be issued an “HDMI-to-optical audio splitter that will allow your headset to interface with the PS5 with no additional firmware”.
It will cost $ 40, but if you enter the serial code for your existing Astro headphones in the company’s website, you will be able to get a discount of $ 15. While some people will be disappointed by this news, optical audio is now an old standard – it was used nearly 20 years ago as the PlayStation 2 – so it’s hardly surprising that Sony decided to go ahead.
[source theverge.com, via resetera.com]