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access_time June 27, 2013 at 8:07 PM in Microsoft by Andrew Kent

Xbox One requires different headset


It seems like Microsoft just can not get a break from fan backlash. They saved themselves somewhat by reversing their DRM and used game policies, however other issues still abound. One newer problem that gamers have taken some umbrage at the Xbox One’s head set, or lack thereof.

It was reported that the Xbox One does not come bundled with a headset, which is interesting because of the obtuse Kinect that comes with the console. Then there came news that Xbox 360 headsets would work with the console. Now a Microsoft representative is telling Game Informer that that won’t be true at launch.

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.  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.

So while we will most likely see Xbox One specific headsets at launch, it seems like it will be quite some time before gamers are able to use their old Xbox 360 controllers.



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