Xbox One headset adapter confirmed for 2014 launch, needed for any third-party headset


According to CVG, Turtle Beach has confirmed details of its press release from earlier in the week stating that the Xbox One headset adapter announced in July won’t be available until 2014 and that the adapter would be needed not just for backwards compatibility, but also next-gen headsets.

Earlier this week, licensed headset maker Turtle Beach announced in a press release that it would not release the XO Four and XO Seven, its third-party Xbox One headsets, until Q1 2014.

“The Xbox One headset adapter, being built by Microsoft and provided to Turtle Beach for inclusion with new gaming headsets, will not be available until early 2014,” the press release read.

As the Xbox One uses a proprietary data port that’s incompatible with Xbox 360 headsets, Microsoft’s new adapter will be needed to use current- and next-gen third-party headsets. Turtle Beach corporate communications rep David Lowey confirmed this to CVG.

Microsoft has previously said that the adapter will not come bundled with the Xbox One console, which launches on November 22. However, Lowey has also confirmed that Microsoft’s adapter will be included with their XO Four and XO Seven headsets.

Image: Turtle Beach

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