Microsoft reverses stance on Xbox One headset

All models of new console will come with a headset as standard

Xbox One headset

Microsoft has reversed another of its policies for the Xbox One, and will now include a headset with all versions of the console.

The reversal was revealed – though not acknowledged – by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb in an unboxing video for the Xbox One’s Day One edition. Though the Day One edition is a special version of the console only available at launch, Hryb confirmed that, “both the Day One and standard editions of the console include [a] mono-chat headset.”

The new headset has been improved over the Xbox 360 for both comfort and audio quality.

Initially, Microsoft did not intend to pack-in a headset, though it was going to sell them as separate peripherals. Instead, in a statement issued to the press, it placed emphasis on the functionality of the new Kinect.

“Each Xbox One includes the new Kinect sensor, with a highly sensitive multi-array microphones designed to enable voice inputs and chat as a system-level capability, both in-game and with Skype and other experiences. For gamers who prefer a headset, we have a variety of offerings that you can find on the Xbox Wire.”




One thought on “Microsoft reverses stance on Xbox One headset

  1. If Microsoft flip flops on any more issues about the Xbox One, they’re gonna have to call it the Xbox -1. It’s getting ridiculous! Glad to be on team PS :).

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