Turtle Beach, the audio accessory manufacturer which will be manufacturing headsets for Microsoft’s Xbox, has released a press statement that the company’s XO FOUR and XO SEVEN headsets for Xbox One will be ready by 2014’s first quarter and not at launch time.
The press release notes that Microsoft has informed all its headset partners that the Xbox One Headset Adapter will not be available until early 2014 because of which the company will not be able to supply the headsets during launch time.
“Both companies will leverage the additional time to build supply to meet anticipated high-demand when the headsets launch,” the press release states”, reads the press release.
The new headsets will be bundled with the adapter allowing the users to use the new data port. The current-gen headsets will also use the same adapter to work on the new hardware.
It seems like not only Xbox One is facing headset compatibility issues but also PlayStation 4. Neither Xbox One nor PS4 headsets allowing voice and game audio would be ready for their November launch. Sony has confirmed that PS4 compatible headsets would require a firmware update to work on the gaming console.
In absence of headset adapters, Xbox One users will have to use the wired headset which will come bundled with Day One Edition consoles at the time of the launch or will have to use the Kinect chat feature to chat online.