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Xbox One adapter for Xbox 360 headsets inbound

Thursday, 27 June 2013 02:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Microsoft is working on an adapter allowing you to use Xbox 360 wired headsets with the Xbox One.

The news comes via the Xbox Support Twitter account, responding to a question about whether existing headsets will work with the new console.

“We are working to develop an adapter for current wired headsets to connect. More details as we approach launch,” a representative said.

The Xbox One will not come bundled with a headset, because the Kinect, which is included in every package and required for the console to function, will perform basic voice chat duties. There is an official headset, though.

Both Mad Catz and Turtle Beach have said they’ll be developing peripherals for the new console as well.

Thanks, Units.

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40 Comments

  1. DuckNation

    Oh yeah so cool more money M$ wants people to spend if they want to have a mic <_<

    #1 2 years ago
  2. tCruzin

    If this works for the expensive 360 headsets then this is a good thing but I’m sure people will still complain either way.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. xAKUM3TSUx

    If it’s bundled with the console; that would be a plus!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Sang2

    #1 +1
    Same here…

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bam007

    So when Apple did it, it was applauded. Microsoft do it and it becomes about money? In case you forgot, Microsoft, just like Apple, is a business and businesses need to make money.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. dkpunk

    @2 my thoughts exactly. Pretty cool for people that already have a nice 360 headset.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. SlayerGT

    What about the wireless 360 headsets??

    #7 2 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ What type of wireless headset?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Silent Killer01

    Translation “Overpriced crap in the works”

    #9 2 years ago
  10. SlayerGT

    @8 The proprietary first party Xbox 360 ones.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    @10:

    Looks like they won’t work, as X1 has no Bluetooth.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. SlayerGT

    @12 Wonderful

    #12 2 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Do you use one?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. SlayerGT

    @14 Yeah. It works really well. My buddies and I use them in a Live party while we play PS3 mp on our tvs’ other input.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Didn’t think so.

    Just trolling, then…

    #15 2 years ago
  16. SlayerGT

    @16 How am I trolling?

    #16 2 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    You don’t even own one, and you’re not buying an X1.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. SlayerGT

    @18 You asked if I use one, I said yes. Then to explain how much I like it, I tell you that I even use it when playing on another platform. And I don’t know if I’ll get an XBOne. Definitely not at launch. Maybe by the time Forza 6 comes out. Do you know what trolling is? Cause I’m starting to think that I don’t. Give me your def, and maybe in relation to how I am doing it so that I might better understand please.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    You honestly expect me to believe that you own a wireless 360 headset, and that you use it to talk to your buddies in an XBL party, while playing on a PS3?

    Prove it.

    If you really did own one, like I do, you’d actually know how useless they are.

    I’ll start a thread for you in the forum to post a pic.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. SlayerGT

    @20 You have a PS3? Send me a friend invite PSN ID: SlayerGT (this isn’t that serious but whatever)

    And they’re not useless. The wired ones from MS are indeed just that, but the wireless ones are good. I didn’t even think they were Bluetooth. Thought they used the frequency thingy the controllers use.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    They are indeed useless. The sound quality is poor, they’re uncomfortable, the rubber clip is weak, you have to charge them all the time, etc, etc…

    Anyway, just post a pic of your setup with your headset in the forum thread I just started, and I’ll have to apologise for not believing you, and for saying that you were trolling.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    Good that this is coming, odd that they would need to “work on” it. Should have been part of the design and a given.

    @G1GA
    Can’t you get USB Bluetooth adaptors?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. VibraniumSpork

    There’s some terrific leadership going down at Microsoft these days. Every single decision they make is meticulously planned, carefully considered, and then thrown out a moving car as soon as the first note of dissent is heard. This is great news for the consumer, no doubt, but what the hell is going on over there?

    #23 2 years ago
  24. orakaa

    WHY couldn’t they think about this in the first PLACE, when designing the console, instead of thinking about it AFTER???
    Does anyone at Microsoft has a long term view on their global strategy?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Moonwalker1982

    This is a good thing. Their argument about Kinect being the new mic was not really all that good. Cause it means you will hear your friends AND gamesounds through your speakers, that’s horrible. For me it’s no biggie, cause i’ll be using my Turtle Beach headphones and that goes via optical and Kinect is simply only the mic.

    So basically this adapter is meant for the ‘simple’ headsets that MS used to bundle with the 360? The wired ones that (for me) died very easily?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. ps3fanboy

    nice, forcing people to buying adapters, when they could just done it software-wise for free. micro$haft are milking… YET again the xbots are on their knees praising, LOL!

    #26 2 years ago
  27. scottywr

    I’m tired of hearing theses stupid fanboys from both sides,especially the Sony fanboys.these hypocrites said that they would never pay $499 for a system but paid more for a ps3.the fact is the ps4 will cost you more then $499 to add all the stuff to it that the Xbox 1 comes with.how how stupid it is to say unlike Microsoft sony is looking out for them,this is the most pathetic and stupid remark I ever seen ,just like Microsoft,Sony don’t give a sh@t about them.like all big buisness money comes first and I don’t blam them.unlike young people,I think profit is good and people should work for what they
    Sony fanboys are the most stupid fans I ever listen to.instead of trying to help an american company out they try to destroy it and buy products from another country and support that country instead of ours.The people in china and Japan understand this.the majority of people in Japan said that they buy stuff from a company in their country first before they buy a product from another country so they could support their country 1st.the fact is the japaneses know and understand that this is how they will become dominate unlike theses dumbass Americans who try to destroys an American company instead of defending it like japaneses do.you never hear Japanese trash any Japan company .
    So stop saying you would never pay $499 for a system when you paid more for the ps3 with less stuff with it.in other words get your heads out y’all a&& and think before you post a tupid and living remark like that.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. scottywr

    I’m also tired of hearing how thy own the game and could do what they want to with it.fact you don’t own the game,you only own the right to play it on the disc you bought.just like a cd ,DVD it is illegal to copy it and sell it.people who own computers and play games on it have to put a code in it to play a game,and a lot of the times it is a. 1 time use,so in other words you can’t sell it or give it to a friend to play it on their computer.as a mater of fct a friend gave me a gem for a computer.i put the code in and it wouldn’t let me play it because it been used already.i call the company nd they told me that I want be able to play it.
    Sooner or later and I hope sooner all game companies will demand that consoles o the same as computers.the fact is that companies are pushing for it now.eople that complain that they wouldn’t buy a system if they can’t resale a game are only stealing from the programmers and that’s a fact.if you want to resale it and give the company a percentage I’m for that but as it is now it is just stealing

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Clupula

    @27 – Buy ‘murican! Yeah! *shoots guns, drinks beer, and rides a pick-up truck*

    YEE-HAW!!!!

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Clupula

    Fuck yall and yer personal pref’rences! Yall should jus’ shuddup an’ buy yerselves a Xbox One cuz it’s ‘murican! Why yall hate America like that? Whu’d ya buy Sony fer? Remember when them German fellas bombed Pearl Harbor in Dubya-Dubya-Two?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Please beat yourself with a dictionary.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. OrbitMonkey

    ^ That’s YOUR real name?

    Shit son, did your momma lisp at the christening?

    #32 2 years ago
  33. ps3fanboy

    @27 scottywr, oh get down from your high shining horse and stop act like holier than holy. let me refresh your memory. when x360 arrived it didn’t come with wifi,hd,headset,no hdmi(you actually had to buy a new x360 the year after if you wanted hdmi) and the forced xblgold on top… so when it did come to it it wasnt any cheaper than the ps3. but the xbots did swallow it up as brainwashed drones. also dont forget the insane hd prices. after all it was only cheap old pc 2.5hd, that was sold for the triple price, compared to the same hd on the pc.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Lengendaryboss

    @37
    Don’t preach what you cannot act :)

    #34 2 years ago
  35. fearmonkey

    Why didn’t MS place Bluetooth in the Xbone? The only answer is because they wanted to make money on the headsets. It’s so stupid, it’s a next gen console, and even cheap phones have bluetooth these days.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. ps3fanboy

    @39 why dont you ask legendarychump, he will tell you all about his horse acting, LOL…

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Djoenz

    Squeezing money in every possible way. Same ol’ Microshaft.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. Lengendaryboss

    @Ps3fanboy
    Ok there once was a lad named Ps3fanboy, where he sat on his high horse, this sony loving fanboy was so up his high horse that he cannot get down.

    But mine: there once was a lad named Lengendaryboss, he sat on his cloud of normality while he looks down at the sony loving fanboy on his high horse who doesn’t look happy :)

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Brenna Hillier

    Multiple scottywr comments deleted for being nothing but abuse.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. super3001

    another example of ms supporter getting deleted instant when sony trolls get away with much much worse for months.

    change your site name to sonygamer247 please so people know not to expect objectivity

    #40 2 years ago

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    Dying Light’s second DLC drop, the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and the free Hard Mode, have been given a solid release date alongside a new trailer. Dying Light developer Techland has confirmed that the Ultimate Survivor Bundle, the game’s second DLC drop, will release March 10. The DLC is part of the season pass, but will […]

  • Exploration puzzler Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4

    Ether One, the first-person exploration game that puts you in the minds of other people to help change events of their past is coming to PlayStation 4 this year. Ether One is coming to PlayStation 4 this year, developer White Paper Games announced at GDC 2015. A retail version will also be available alongside the […]

  • Larian “murdered” Divinity: Dragon Commander to focus on Original Sin

    Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian talked very candidly about the business side of development and the many unfortunate events that took place for the game to come out as it did. Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke gave a post-mortem on the troubled development of Divinity: Original Sin, and how it managed to overcome all of […]

  • Firewatch probably has the most natural dialogue of any game to date

    Firewatch developer Campo Santo has revealed the first ever gameplay footage of the upcoming exploration game. Firewatch is the first game from super indie studio Campo Santo. The game is set in the Wyoming forests where the player will be exploring the environment and act as a fire lookout. The game features extensive voice-acting as […]

  • White Night launch trailer is a noir thriller trip

    White Night is here, not long after it was revealed and with a mysterious launch trailer. White Night, the black-and-white survival horror set in 1930s Boston, has revealed its launch trailer. White Night is mix of old-school horror, exploration and puzzling solving in an eerie, noir setting. The game’s main mechanic is light. any object […]

  • Free-to-play is “a significant part” of PlayStation’s digital future

    Free-to-play games on PlayStation 4 have seen enough growth that Sony is now considering the model a major part of its future digital business. Sarah Thompson, senior account executive for PlayStation’s free-to-play business said at a GDC panel that Sony has witnessed impressive growth in the free-to-play sector. “We’re really looking at this as a […]

  • Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter documentary releasing free on YouTube

    Broken Age making of documentary Double Fine Adventure will be made available to all. When Double Fine turned to crowdfunding, changing the industry forever, it promised to give an unprecedented look behind the scenes with a professional documentary of the whole development process of Broken Age. That documentary was initially restricted to Kickstarter backers, but […]

  • Gone Home console ports cancelled following Midnight City difficulties

    Gone Home won’t be made available to the console masses after all. Indie hit Gone Home was announced for console release almost exactly one year ago, and we’ve heard absolutely nothing since then. Turns out, that’s because it’s not happening: developer the Fullbright Company confirmed to Eurogamer that the ports have been cancelled. “Our publishing […]

  • Microsoft rang Mojang the day Notch joked about selling

    Minecraft developer Mojang was sold because founder Markus “Notch” Persson made a joke on Twitter. Ever wondered how Minecraft came to be a Microsoft property? It’s actually a pretty great story. Remember when Notch tweeted this? Anyone want to buy my share of Mojang so I can move on with my life? Getting hate for […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking update rolling out

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been updated to help fix its tragic matchmaking. Again. Now almost four months old, Halo: The Master Chief Collection was still pretty broken as of this morning, with rubbish matchmaking and plenty of other issues to go around. 343 Industries is still trying to fix it, and has today […]

  • Nvidia unveils Shield, an Android 4K Smart TV set top box

    Nvidia has named yet another product “Shield” in an attempt to render us all hopelessly confused. The heart of Nvidia’s GDC 2015 press conference was the Shield, a $200 Android set top box launching in May. Apparently the “world’s first 4K Android TV”, the Shield supports 4K content encoded with h.265. The box runs on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront footage shown behind closed doors

    Star Wars Battlefront is being shown to retailers. Now we want EA to show it to us. Star Wars Battlefront is expected sometime this year, so it’s about time EA gave us a look at DICE’s latest. It turns out that while press and gamers have had to twiddle their thumbs, EA is showing it […]

  • Dragon Age lead creative moves onto mysterious new BioWare project

    Dragon Age creator David Gaider is leaving his baby behind. Dragon Age is a team effort, but Gaider was one of the key creatives behind the franchise, creating the setting of Thedas (which, I was recently amused to learn, is an acronym: “THE Dragon Age Setting”). He was lead writer on all three games and […]

  • Unity 5 available for free with “no fucking around”

    Unity 5 looks amazing, and you can download and faff about with it for free right now. “We’re not nickel-and-diming people. When we say it’s free, it’s free. We’re not charging a royalty, which I think is akin to looking for whales.” Unity Technologies announced the release of the fifth version of its popular, simple, […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 may be the end of the series

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 released yesterday, and many fans theorise that it marks the end of the series. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a new teaser image on his website, but rather than pointing to a new game, many fans believe the teaser signals the end of the series. The […]

  • Source 2 announced, will also be free

    Valve has formally unveiled Source Engine 2, the third major engine to go free to developers at GDC 2015. Source 2 is the successor to the engine Valve has been using since Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. Valve didn’t have much to say about the technicalities of this long-awaited release. It is apparently focused on […]

  • SteamVR: Valve’s Lighthouse tech allows you to walk around while playing

    SteamVR’s key differentiator is a piece of tech allowing headsets to connect with other devices for extra accurate, room-scale tracking. Valve has announced a new bit of technology called Lighthouse, which it is making freely available to any hardware manufacturer. Like the extra tracking LEDs on Sony’s updated Project Morpheus, Lighthouse improves the headset’s accuracy, […]

  • Steam Machines, Controller, streaming box to launch in November

    Steam Machines will finally become a reality before the end of the year. Valve’s living room PC systems will release in November, the company announced today. Well, I say Valve’s – the idea behind Steam Machines is that a number of manufacturers will offer variously priced systems. Alienware and Falcon Northwest are among the dozen […]

  • Telltale veterans form new team, announce teen thriller Oxenfree

    Oxenfree is a supernatural teen thriller from some of the team behind Telltale Games’ award-winning adventures. New indie Night School Studios unveiled Oxenfree at GDC 2015. It tells the story of a group of friends who accidentally open a “ghostly rift” at an overnight party on the coast. Night School, which is made up of […]

  • PS4 global sales now stand at over 20.2 million

    The PS4 has sold 20.2 million units worldwide. Sony announced the new PS4 sales milestone at GDC 2015 today. It’s a hell of an achievement and salt in the wounds for Microsoft, which hasn’t updated us on Xbox One sales since it shipped “almost” 10 million back in November last year, and has fallen back […]

  • PS4 VR headset Morpheus out in 2016, capable of 120 FPS – video

    Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus has some impressive grunt. Virtual reality and Morpheus were the heart of Sony’s GDC 2015 presentation today, ahead of its newly announced first-half 2016 comemrcial launch. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida detailed the headset’s impressive capabilities, notably the fact that it can handle 120 FPS VR games. The PS4 […]

  • Papo & Yo developer making a VR game about dinosaurs

    Some days you write a headline and it makes you so happy that that you have to do a little chair dance, you know what I mean? Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, whom I would personally go to the wall for after they cut out my heart and stomped on it via the medium […]

  • Wasteland 2, Shovel Knight and more in big ole bunch of indies coming to Xbox One

    Xbox One owners are about to receive a pile of great new indie games. At GDC 2015, Microsoft revealed a list of new indie games headed to Xbox One. Some of these titles have already released on other platforms, so it looks like Microsoft has really relaxed the parity clause of ID@Xbox – or perhaps […]

  • Here’s an indie VR game made with Unreal Engine 4

    GDC 2015 is blowing up with indie games, VR and Unreal Engine 4, so here’s a video combining all three. Loading Human is a virtual reality adventure from indie developer Untold Games. It’s in the works for Mac and PC, and Sony has given an early green light for Project Morpheus, too, so expect it […]

  • GTA Online: Daily Objectives and Adversary Mode coming next week

    Heists aren’t the only thing coming to GTA Online next week: players can also expect Adversary Modes, new Daily Objectives and other Freemode activities. GTA Online’s Adversary Modes are new PvP modes which feature a range of competitive challenges and will unlock as players progress through Heists. Here’s a rundown straight from Rockstar: Come Out […]

  • Syndicate is the latest free game download on Origin

    The latest free title to be added to EA’s Origin service is 1993′s Syndicate. For a limited time, you can download the game for free and keep it, much like previous titles such as Theme Hospital. The isometric, real-time, tactical-action game was developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in June 1993. It is a favorite […]

  • Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen now available

    The Ancient Labyrinth DLC for Lords of the Fallen is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It will run you $7.99 and builds upon the existing lore, characters, and storyline. Have a look at some new screenshots in the gallery below.

  • Shadowrun Online gets a name change and release date

    Shadowrun Online developer Cliffhanger Productions has announced the game’s name has been changed to Shadowrun Chronicles: Boston Lockdown and a release date for April has been set. The new title was formed via the developer and its Kickstarter backers, with the goal being to let those unfamiliar with the game know by the title alone […]

  • Amazon hosting Rockstar and 2K Games sale

    Amazon is hosting a Rockstar Games and 2K Games sale with discounts Max Payne titles, Bully and more. Here’s just some of the offerings listed: Manhunt 2 PC Download $3.00 Max Payne 3 PC Download $4.00 Bully: Scholarship Edition PC Download $3.00 LA Noire Xbox 360 $2.95 L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition PC Download $6.00 […]

  • Destiny weekly reset video shows off Inferno Crucible gameplay

    We have a gameplay video featuring Inferno Crucible gameplay featured in the Destiny weekly reset for you. In it, Arekkz Gaming gives you a look at Inferno Crucible and goes over the various intricacies. You can read up on the weekly reset through the links.

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 available from today

    Episode 2 for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is now available. If you’ve purchased the Complete Season, you’ll be able to download Episode 2 on PS3, PS4 and Xbox One. Steam players should see the episode go live around 9-10pm PST, and Xbox 360 owners should be able to download very early tomorrow morning, per Capcom […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek video for Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide

    Fatshark Games has released a sneak peek video for its upcoming Games Workshop title, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Vermintide is a FPS, co-op action title coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and its set during the End Times of the Warhammer universe in the city of Ubersreik. Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

    Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski is said to be in early negotiations to direct the Gran Turismo film. This is according to the Hollywood Reporter, which states Michael De Luca is still slated as one of the producers alongside Matt Milam, Dana Brunetti, Josh Bratman, DeVon Franklin and Elizabeth Cantillon. Plot details are still unknown […]

  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]