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Xbox One: Microsoft Working On Xbox One Headset Adapter

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Headset, Kinect, Microsoft, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Xbox One: Microsoft Working On Xbox One Headset Adapter

This has been such a slow week that the Xbox One's lack of pack-in headset made serious headlines. Though gamers are divided about whether Kinect's directional microphone will be up to the task, Microsoft has announced that an adapter is in the works to allow Xbox One owners to use existing Xbox 360 headsets.

The Xbox Support Twitter account announced the news while responding to an inquisitive Xbox 360 owner.

This will doubtlessly come as good news to those who own pricey third-party Xbox 360 headsets, though naturally price and availability will be a key issue. More as we hear it.

In case you haven't been following this story, Microsoft recently unveiled the Xbox One's official headset, but confirmed that it won't be included with new consoles because Kinect is capable of fulfilling the same functionality.

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Late  Jun. 27, 2013 at 11:21

...won't be included with new consoles because Kinect is capable of fulfilling the same functionality.


Headset: picks up audio from you and transmits to the console; and picks up audio from the game/other players and transits directly to your ear. (And if you've got long hair it maybe keeps it out of your eyes. And it could possibly used as some sort of catapult for firing m&ms to someone on the other side of the room. And is probably a workable prop if you want to pretend you're Beyonce/Madonna/Kylie using one of those tiny mics taped to their cheek.)

Kinect isn't capable of fulfilling the same functionality as a headset. Kinect is capable of fulfilling one of the headset's two main functions.


Like you say - slow news week, so apologies if I sound like a stuck record. ;)

Tsung  Jun. 27, 2013 at 12:34

Hey Microsoft I have a better idea.. Rather than making an adapter, why not just put a STANDARD 3.5mm audio jack on the controller. No need then for expensive adapters or silly headsets, customer who want to use it can plug in their favorite headset and go.

DivideByZero  Jun. 27, 2013 at 13:14

Yep, 3.5mm would make too much sense.

MS really are messing their release news about.

Tsung  Jun. 27, 2013 at 14:17

I also thought years ago there was an EU directive to reduce waste by insisting standard connections on all electrical appliances. On no, wait, that only applied to mobile phone connections (Micro USB). Typical EU another opportunity missed to reduce the amount of electrical waste.

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