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Xbox One’s official headset revealed

Monday, 24 June 2013 16:47 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Microsoft has revealed the wired chat headset for Xbox One. It features one speaker and a controller input and looks quite similar to the Xbox 360′s headset.

Similar to the old version of the Xbox 360′s microphone, you’ll also have volume and mute control on the Xbox One headset’s controller input. It’ll also feature padding on both sides of the headset. The headset will also make use of a wideband voice codec for sharper voice chat.

Oh and by the way, it’s not included in the box when you buy an Xbox One console.

The Xbox One will also support various third-party headsets including Turtle Beach headsets and Polk’s soundbar and headphones. You can find an image of the headset below.

Thanks, IGN.

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38 Comments

  1. Joe Anderson

    *not included in the box.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. xino

    good!!
    now people can STFU online

    #2 2 years ago
  3. actuallyisnotafox

    theres only one ear thing, so.. my guess it doesnt play game sound therefore you going to have people with that echo’y game audio effect huh :/

    #3 2 years ago
  4. polygem

    looks good but i am very happy that the ps4 comes with an in ear headeset/out of the box solution. i use headphones for gaming and an in ear headset allows me to keep using those under my regular headphones…with this one it wouldn´t work.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. xBASSxMONSTAx

    Microshaft are really out to screw gamers, a hundred more than the PS4 and they don’t throw in a headset or rechargeable battery pack. Only stupid idiots would buy the more expensive, more restrictive Xbone over the PS4.

    The PS4 will come with a rechargeable controller so no need for batteries.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CyberMarco

    @4

    I would like to know if you can use any 3.5mm jack headphone with the DS4.

    The XB1 headset looks neat, but it’s a shame it’s not included with the console. Personally I would like to see an in-game chat feature, like you those you find on PC. It’s really annoying to being able to communicate with other players online on consoles.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Dralen

    I cannot believe they’re not including it in the box! That was one of the greatest and smartest choices Microsoft made with the xbox 360. Very strange choices from Microsoft with the Xbox One.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Lengendaryboss

    @5
    “Microshaft?” PS3fanboy is that you? :?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. pandulce1

    @5 But they have the “power of the cloud”. I bet right now Microsoft is researching how to bring the power of the stars to XBOne. Just imagine being able to send your “drivatar” into outer space to race aliens on other planets. lol

    #9 2 years ago
  10. penniman

    Hopefully this one won’t break every 3 months..

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    @9

    I don’t think so, you can clearly see that the headphone jack is plugged in the 3.5mm slot and not in the proprietary one.

    http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/9012524856_124cec947b_z.jpg

    #11 2 years ago
  12. superjay779

    You could probably use Kinect to talk to people. With every console getting a Kinect there is no need to have a headset in every box. Also shhhhhh PS4 is coming with a headset either.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. superjay779

    -without a headset-

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Arcnail

    @12 is or isn’t coming with a headset?

    nm..

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Aullah

    This looks like shit. It will break sooooo easily. Also only 1 side? I would go crazy if i had to use only 1 side to talk with my buddies. Also… not included with the game? What a load of crap. Where is the price? Why arent you telling me… oh… never mind. I think I know.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. ps3fanboy

    where they gonna put the keypad now then?… they didn’t think about that one, idiots.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. pandulce1

    @11 I didn’t notice that the question was regarding the DS4. My mistake.

    @12 I believe Sony said that the headset will be included with the PS4.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. merrc

    PS4 is coming with a headset, and yes you can use any 3.5 mm headset. Sony just makes it so much easier for us than Micro$oft

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Citrus raptor

    But can one use the Kinect for the same reasons the headset is made? If so, why not use it, why the headset?

    EDIT : Funny how many complain about forcing the Kinect into the package, but complain about not including a headset…

    #19 2 years ago
  20. lezo

    kinect chat urghhhhhhhhhhh

    #20 2 years ago
  21. pandulce1

    Kinect has a mic, but does it have a speaker? I don’t think it does. Besides, would you want online chat on “speaker phone”?

    #21 2 years ago
  22. superjay779

    @20 my fault I thought it didn’t come with a headset. I think it looks nice. I like the fact that it has a big mute button just in case you have to talk to the wife.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. CyberMarco

    Yeah, chatting in an online game with Kinect, like shouting at your TV from 2-3m away. Personally I find it cumbersome to chat on Skype on my desktop with the mic 50cm away.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Froseidon

    To everyone saying that it is only on one side: All Xbox first party headsets have been like this. You don’t notice it at all. It feels weird when you swap ears, but it only being one sided isn’t annoying at all.

    @23 Really? Skype picks everything up dude, even that annoying static in the background :P

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Citrus raptor

    @21

    A speaker on one ear, that has got to be one of the most annoying things I can think of*. But yeah, the ‘speaker phone’ thing doesn’t sound that attractive. Remains to see how well it sounds and how clear it picks up.

    *Looks like 24 already addressed it. But I’ve used it on the 360, and did not think of it as ideal.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. CyberMarco

    @24

    That’s the problem! xD

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Froseidon

    @26 – Ah right :P I thought you meant it was picking up too little. Yeah, Skype’s bad, always has been, always will be, even before MS took it over.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. MCTJim

    Kinda looks like the one from the 360. Works for me.

    Well, looks like Turtle Beach is still being tight lipped on whether their X5′s will work with the next gen consoles or offer an adapter so it will. Boo :(

    #28 2 years ago
  29. lezo

    @22 its cool

    #29 2 years ago
  30. TrickyAudio

    The fact that its not bundled with the console is actually a HUGE selling point of the Xbone ;)

    #30 2 years ago
  31. DrDamn

    @7
    +1

    @22
    Mute button is exactly why Kinect wouldn’t work for me. I like to mute the mic quite a lot so I can carry on talking to the wife etc.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. SlayerGT

    “Xbox..tell that fucker stop spawn camping!” :D

    #32 2 years ago
  33. machy

    is it 3.5? if not I’m not interested

    #33 2 years ago
  34. AyKKon

    @5

    “The PS4 will come with a rechargeable controller so no need for batteries.”

    You DO know that rechargeable AA batteries exist don’t you? Don’t you???

    #34 2 years ago
  35. CyberMarco

    @33

    I believe so…

    @34

    You do know that rechargeable AA batteries eventually die, and are quite expensive compared to a DS4 battery pack in the long run…

    #35 2 years ago
  36. AyKKon

    Yes they do eventually die. And that’s why I can buy new ones just as I have before for as little as 5 euros. What happens if a controller’s internal battery dies? Buy a new one for 60 euros.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. CyberMarco

    @36

    Are you retarded? You can get a battery pack for your controller for like 3-4$ and you are good to go for another 3-4 years, also you can keep playing if the battery is uncharged by plugging the USB cable compared to swapping rechargeable batteries.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=dualshock+3+battery&safe=off&sa=X&hl=en&biw=1280&bih=916&tbs=vw:l,p_ord:p&tbm=shop&ei=bHDJUbz8NIK-PLz1gZAJ&ved=0CFIQuw0oAg

    P.S. How come his post was published on 25/06/13 at 12:03am and mine on 25/06/2013 11:28am?

    #37 2 years ago
  38. ps3fanboy

    @37 the xbots cloud is so powerful that it let them post in the future, LOL!

    #38 2 years ago

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    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]

  • Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry 4, other Ubisoft titles on sale through the Humble Store

    Ubisoft has put a number of its games on sale through the Humble Store. Franchises Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry are on discount as are single release titles. The list of games on sale are below. For pricing in your region, head over to the Humble Store. Anno 2070 Complete Edition Assassin’s Creed 3 Assassin’s […]

  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]