The lights are on
This week has seen a number of stories from a variety of outlets on the state of headsets and chat on the Xbox One. Yesterday, we received further confirmation from Microsoft that only devices specifically designed for the Xbox One would be supported.
Today, Microsoft has provided us with more detail about why existing headsets are currently incompatible. There's also hope that existing devices may end up working after all (with help).
"The Wireless Controller has been redesigned to allow for higher data transfer speed between the controller and the console," a Microsoft representative told us. "This also required creating a new expansion port design for headsets and future controller add-on devices which is different from a standard audio plug input. Xbox plans to develop solutions in the near future to allow consumers to connect many brands of wired gaming headsets to the Wireless Controller for gaming and chat audio.”
That last part should make consumers very happy, especially if they've already invested hundreds in a premium personal audio solution. In short: there is hope, audiophiles.
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how bout we just wait for everything to come out and then judge
Still trying to save their image. The sad thing is the fanboys don't care at all they already have the thing payed off in full.
I'm sure they didn't say this before because they didn't think it would be an issue. i mean, they changed the controller, so things that plug into it are PROBABLY CHANGED TOO. The internet LOOOOOVES to find things to complain about.
At least there giving people who invested in premium headsets a chance.
Really guys? If they would just make smart decisions the 1st time or especially have one official statement instead of a handful of different quotes or interviews I would have a lot more faith in xbone. Honestly I hope it does well things have just been really sloppy so far.
whatever you say microsoft
Microsoft sure is having a time with their PR lately, haven't they?
Plans to develop a solution....HA HA HA. They'll say anything to save face. Talk is cheap Microsoft. Don't plan..implement. plenty of time to do so.
So it needs a special analog-to-digital converter. Okay.