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Xbox One Headset Adapter Confirmed by Microsoft

/ Jun 28th, 2013 1 Comment

Xbox One headset

Microsoft confirmed via the Xbox Support Twitter account that wired Xbox 360 headsets will be compatible on Xbox One with an adapter.

“We are currently working to develop an adapter for current wired headsets to connect,” tweeted the Xbox Support Twitter account in response to a fan question. Microsoft later confirmed the tweet, saying “Xbox plans to develop solutions in the near future to allow consumers to connect many brands of wired gaming headsets to the wireless controller for gaming and chat audio.”

Microsoft changed the headset port on Xbox One in order to accommodate new peripherals with a faster connection.

“The wireless controller has been redesigned to allow for higher data transfer speed between the controller and the console. This also required creating a new expansion port design for headsets and future controller add-on devices which is different from a standard audio plug input,” an Xbox representative told IGN.

The Xbox One package will not ship with an included headset, which Xbox’s Lisa Gurry has stated is “a must have for fans of online gaming.”

While Microsoft will sell a headset separately at launch, the company says Kinect will serve as a worthy alternative to purchasing a headset.

Prior to the announcement, headset and gaming gear manufacturer Astro admitted the company’s current line of headsets would not work with the system.

“Microsoft is pushing ahead with new technology that will change how things work,” Astro Marketing Diretor Aron Drayer said in an interview with Game Informer. “Everybody got locked out of Xbox One. For instance, the Mad Catz guys make some great fighting sticks for the Xbox 360. Those aren’t going to work with your Xbox One. It’s the nature of moving from one platform to another.”

The company said it is currently seeking a partnership with Microsoft. Drayer said this will probably require the manufacturer to develop a product that cannot be used on multiple platforms.

Only two third-party headsets will be available for Xbox One at launch. Both are made by Turtle Beach. Sony will ship an earbud microphone with every PlayStation 4 and the console will support Bluetooth accessories.

  

Anders Howmann

Anders Howmann

Associate Contributor at Gaming Illustrated
Anders is a newcomer to the site and part of the news team. He's a proud graduate from CSU Fullerton.

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  • TheVoidWalker

    So this should stop all that annoying talk about the Xbox not coming with a headset right? I mean who actually wants sony’s headphone buds?

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