Xbox One Headset Adapter Not Due Until 2014, Delaying New Turtle Beach Headsets

Posted Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 09:30 AM PDT by
Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven

XO Four and XO Seven join the ranks of third party headsets that won't work with the Xbox One at launch.

Back in May, Turtle Beach announced the XO Four and XO Seven, two headsets built specifically for the Xbox One and scheduled to release alongside the new console. Unlike the 360, the Xbox One uses a new proprietary port, and it is this port which is at the root of the delay of the Turtle Beach headsets and incompatibility with current headsets.

From Turtle Beach, "Microsoft has informed its partners in the Xbox One console launch that the Xbox One Headset Adapter, being built by Microsoft and provided to Turtle Beach for inclusion with new gaming headsets, will not be available until early 2014. Both companies will leverage the additional time to build supply to meet anticipated high-demand when the headsets launch."

The announced delay comes as part of a Turtle Beach announcement of an "extended partnership with Microsoft" for the Xbox One. "We are very excited about the coming XBOX ONE launch and expect to continue to work closely with Microsoft to deliver the best audio products and capabilities for the XBOX ONE through 2014 and 2015. I know we will excite consumers with our new headsets in the coming months and I am looking forward to the launch of the XO FOUR and XO SEVEN in early 2014."

In the meantime, the Xbox One's included headset and Kinect chat options will need to shoulder the online chat load for Xbox One users. Hopefully, once the Xbox One Headset Adapter is ready for release, gamers will have the option to use their current headsets.

You can find the latest info on 'XO Four' and 'XO Seven' headsets linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Turtle Beach

Author: Brian Hoss

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