When Microsoft announced the Xbox One, some were worried that their older Xbox 360 headsets would not be usable with the console and that they would need to buy new ones. The good news was the Microsoft announced that 360 headsets would be compatible with an adapter, although the bad news is that these adapters might be delayed until the first quarter of 2014. This is according to a press release by manufacturer Turtle Beach who confirmed that their XO FOUR and XO SEVEN headsets for the Xbox will not be available until Q1 2014 due to the delay of the Microsoft Xbox One headset adapter.
According to the press release, “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 press release states.”
It is unclear if all headsets are affected or if it is only Turtle Beach’s lineup, but either it is something worth taking into consideration when deciding which console to purchase, and whether you will be able settle with the default wired headset that will be bundled together with the Day One and regular edition of the console at launch.