You’ll be able to use your current headsets with the Xbox One

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If you’ve splashed out a ton of money on one of those incredibly expensive surround-sound headsets for your Xbox 360, you’ve probably been wondering whether or not it would work on the Xbox One, which uses a very different headset input on its controllers. Microsoft has now confirmed that yes, they’ll work – but it’s probably going to cost you extra.

That’s according to Microsoft’s lead planner for the Xbox One, Albert Penello, responding to the question on Twitter.

So no, that ludicrously expensive Astro, Tritton  or Turtle Beach headset you dropped cash on wasn’t a waste. Penello has also said that Microsoft has heard the feedback regarding the lack of bundled chat headsets with the Xbox One, and is looking in to it – so it’s possible that by the time the Xbox One is available it will indeed have one in the box.

Last Updated: July 31, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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