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Xbox 360 headsets will work on the Xbox One

With an adapter
Wed Jul 31 2013, 16:22

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE that spends money on a games console headset, then fear not, because you will be able to roll your existing hardware onto the next Microsoft games machine.

The Xbox One is most likely to be released around the end of November. While its price is still the subject of debate it is coming into focus.

We would imagine that final details will emerge from Microsoft soon. What we can learn now has to be picked up piecemeal from the rumour mill and company sources.

Today we have clarification on one element of the Xbox One package, and that is what happens to existing headsets. The good news is that you don't have to send them to the landfill yet.

A helpful adapter will provide Xbox 360 headset owners with a hookup to the new Xbox One controller.

We don't know what that will cost, but we know it will happen. We know because Albert Penello, who leads an Xbox One team at Microsoft said so on Twitter. "Yes. We will have an adapter that allows current gaming headsets to work," he said. "It's an accessory."

Presently anything other than the pre-packed headset that you get with the Xbox is also an accessory, and if you want to advance your hearing capabilities you will have to spend money to do so.

Some headsets cost £5, but some can cost more than that. Amazon for example lists a Turtle Beach Ear Force PX51 Premium Wireless Dolby Digital Gaming Headset for £232.17. We imagine that people will be keen to keep that rather spendy headset accessory working for as long as possible. µ


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