Since its first reveal, the compatibility of headsets and the Xbox One has been a murky subject. With the back and forth on pack-in headsets, to the adapter needed to use your old 360 mic, it’s been difficult to discern exactly what you’ll need to communicate online. Thankfully, we now have some more information regarding third-party headsets.
In a press release from Turtle Beach, the manufacturer stated that adapters will release sometime in early 2014.
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.
While disappointing, the news shouldn’t cripple your online play as both Day One and normal editions of the Xbox One will now come with a wired headset. It’s also worth noting that the PS4 will suffer from similar problems, as USB headsets will not work at launch. It’s days like this that make me happy I do most of my online gaming on PC.