MSFT Working on Xbox One Adapter for 360 Headsets

Due to the changes that Microsoft made to the Xbox One controller, 360 headset peripherals will no longer be functional. Essentially, the talk function on current-generation headsets would be rendered useless.

The Xbox One will also not be coming with a headset, unlike its predecessor. Microsoft's reasoning for this was that the Xbox One came packaged with a Kinect, which it believes is suitable for in-game voice chat for customers.

However, Microsoft has now announced that it will be working on adapters for 360 headsets to work with the Xbox One. "We are working to develop an adapter for current wired headsets to connect. More details as we approach launch," stated a Microsoft representative via the Xbox Support Twitter.

Unfortunately, the company hasn't released any more details on the adapters, such as whether or not they will be available as an accessory to buy at retail or if they will arrive packaged with the console itself.

Create a new thread in the US News comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
11 comments
Comment from the forums
    Your comment
  • nevilence
    the adapter will probably be $5 cheaper than a brand new headset, they wont make it cheap, thats not the m$ way
    0
  • eklipz330
    what they'll probably do is mark it like $5 less than the xbox one headset.
    0
  • KelvinTy
    " Microsoft's reasoning for this was that the Xbox One came packaged with a Kinect, which it believes is suitable for in-game voice chat for customers. " - Microsoft 2013

    I didn't know you need a camera to chat. You learn something everyday.

    You just got to love proprietary standards, first the new microUSB looking plug, that is extremely easy to break, and now this.
    I really hope they support [decent, like 7.1 surround] audio over HDMI so that it can be bypassed with home theatre headsets...
    0