The Xbox One will support last-gen headsets by way of a first-party adapter designed by Microsoft. This information was confirmed via Twitter by the company’s lead planner for Xbox One, Alberto Penello.
“Yes, wrote Penello, responding to a query. “We will have an adapter that allows current gaming headsets to work.”
Penello also confirmed that the adapter will not be bundled with Xbox One retail packages and that it will instead be sold as a separate accessory. The Xbox lead didn’t discuss the audio add-on’s price point, but if the adapter brings your $200+ headset to next-gen, we’re pretty sure that many audiophiles will overlook a slight premium.
There was no word if the adapter will be available at launch, so we’ll reach out to Microsoft for a few more details, including the accessory’s asking price. As for those of you looking to keep voice chatting private but casual, the Xbox One’s official headset will be available for $25 when the system launches this November.