Xbox One third-party headset adapter coming early 2014
by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Oct 21, 2013 4:00PM PDT
Looking to use your current-gen headset on Xbox One? You'll have to wait until 2014, when Microsoft releases its third-party headset adapter.
Even new headsets designed specifically for Xbox One will require use of the adapter, as peripheral manufacturer Turtle Beach discovered. That means all third-party headsets for Xbox One will be delayed until next year. For the time being, you'll be able to use the free headset that's included in the box. Or use Kinect.
"Xbox will release an adapter in early 2014 that allow consumers to connect many brands of wired gaming headsets to the Wireless Controller for gaming and chat audio. Every console at launch does include the Xbox One Chat Headset, and we are working with 3rd party manufacturers to create new headsets that will take full advantage of the Xbox One technology," a Microsoft spokesperson told Shacknews.