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MSFT Working on Xbox One Adapter for 360 Headsets

By - Source: VG247 | B 11 comments

Your current generation headsets may not be headed for the trash bin after all...

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.

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    nevilence , June 27, 2013 10:53 PM
    the adapter will probably be $5 cheaper than a brand new headset, they wont make it cheap, thats not the m$ way
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    eklipz330 , June 27, 2013 10:55 PM
    what they'll probably do is mark it like $5 less than the xbox one headset.
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    KelvinTy , June 28, 2013 1:56 AM
    " 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...
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    back_by_demand , June 28, 2013 2:44 AM
    Just a crazy idea, but seeing as such things as Xbox 360 emulators exist for PCs, now the XBO is x86 how long will it take till somebody pokes the XBO to be backwards compatible - even better would be for MS to add to the U-turn they have done and announce just before the release date that they will enable their own backwards compatability. Are you listening MS?
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    kinggraves , June 28, 2013 2:45 AM
    Would've been smart to have incorporated it into the design of the current controller instead of planning an adapter for a product not yet released. A headset is nothing more than an audio input/output, what is so revolutionary that the 360 or a common port can't be used? Pst, the answer is nothing.
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    kinggraves , June 28, 2013 6:40 AM
    Would've been smart to have incorporated it into the design of the current controller instead of planning an adapter for a product not yet released. A headset is nothing more than an audio input/output, what is so revolutionary that the 360 or a common port can't be used? Pst, the answer is nothing.
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    SkateZilla , June 28, 2013 7:34 AM
    Give me a Way to make my $600 CSR Investment work with Forza 5....
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    whiteodian , June 28, 2013 9:05 AM
    Nice to know they are doing something help us keep our old expensive headsets. I understand that change is enevitable, although in this case unneccessary. It is nice they are working on a solution. As long as they charge less than $20.
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    emccalment , June 28, 2013 11:49 AM
    MS: Oh crap, gamer backlash.
    MS Exec: Backpedal! Backpedal I tell you!
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    Jacek Ringwelski , June 28, 2013 12:33 PM
    Quote:
    Just a crazy idea, but seeing as such things as Xbox 360 emulators exist for PCs, now the XBO is x86 how long will it take till somebody pokes the XBO to be backwards compatible - even better would be for MS to add to the U-turn they have done and announce just before the release date that they will enable their own backwards compatability. Are you listening MS?

    Please name a single emulator for XBOX 360? You can't, there aren't any. Just like their aren't any for PS3 or PS2.
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    emccalment , June 28, 2013 12:41 PM
    There are absolutely emulators for the PS2. I'm not saying the work well or anything, but they're out there.