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Turtle Beach Xbox One headsets and adapters to appear in 2014

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Mon Oct 21 2013, 11:15
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CONSOLE AND GAMING PERIPHERAL FIRM Turtle Beach will start bringing out headsets for the Microsoft Xbox One console in 2014.

Microsoft will launch the Xbox One games console in November, and it will come with whatever headset Microsoft sees fit. Upgrades are possible, but only once Microsoft releases an adapter. This will not happen until next year, says Microsoft.

"Turtle Beach is a key partner with Microsoft in the new Xbox One console platform," said Branden Powell, director of strategic alliances at Microsoft.

"We are committed to our partnership with Turtle Beach and will continue to work together to create innovative audio solutions that support the Xbox One's advanced audio capabilities."

The peripheral firm said that it will add its peripherals to the mix starting next year and then into 2015, adding that Microsoft has told it and others that the adapter, which even licensed kit will need, isn't going to be ready until 2014.

"We are very excited about the coming Xbox One launch and expect to continue to work closely with Microsoft to deliver the best audio products and capabilities for the Xbox One through 2014 and 2015," added Turtle Beach CEO Juergen Stark.

"I know we will excite consumers with our new headsets in the coming months and I am looking forward to the launch of the XO Four and XO Seven in early 2014."

Turtle Beach is lining up a good chunk of peripheral headsets, and plans to release nine in the next two months. µ


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