Xbox One headset compatibility confirmed; will have adapter to use Xbox 360 headset

Microsoft has confirmed that they will have an adapter to allow you to use the headsets you use today on XBox 360 on XBox One.

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DoubleJumpAUS1850d ago

So, here we have backwards compatibility for communication, but not for games?

greenpowerz1850d ago

So little is known about these consoles. Kind of cold war-ish.

DoubleJumpAUS1850d ago

Am I mistaken, then? Xbox One has backwards compatibility?

greenpowerz1850d ago

Just said who knows what solutions may be around the corner.

I swear I heard MSFT say they will rework the best 360 games for XB1

We know nothing about these console even less about the XB1

lastofgen1850d ago

lol, you're kidding right?
backwards compatibility for communications tech vs bc for previous gen games are two very different things.

JeffGUNZ1849d ago

I was about to say the same thing, it's not even remotely close. Also, I thought MS said you can plug your 360 into the Xbox One and go through it that way. I don't really care to be honest, I will still have my 360 hooked up anyway, so if I really have a desire to play a 360 game, I'll jut play it on the 360.

brich2331850d ago

When was the last time u played a xbox game on your xbox 360, or a Ps2 game on your Ps3? If u have then ur in that 1%. Keep your old consoles and stop the Waaaaah.

3-4-51850d ago

Whatever...Crimson Skies multiplayer is better than 99% of games ever made.

More fun, more creative, and just better.

That game was released back in 1999-2001 but if the online for it was still active, that is the game I would be playing right now, over anything else I could possibly play.

I'm not alone on this thought. There were plenty of games like this on OG xbox....

Elit3Nick1850d ago

OMG I totally remember playing crimson skies at my friend's when we were kids, ahh... the good days...

gamertk4211850d ago

Usually I'd agree, but I was playing Armed and Dangerous the other day on my 360, haha.

Nafon1849d ago

I play san andreas and that's it lol...

OMG Crimson Skies High Road to Revenge was a f*cking awesome game! never played any others in the series though.

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A-laughing-horse1850d ago

Is the ps3 backwards compatible?

famoussasjohn1850d ago

60GB model was. That's long gone and people seem to have stopped complaining about it.

TheUndertaker851850d ago

20, 60, and some 80 GB models are

RedHawkX1850d ago

yep i play ps2 games on the ps3 all the time been playing persona, god of war ratchet and clank and such on both my older model ps3 and newer ones

SwiderMan1849d ago

PS3 was backward compatible on models sold from 2006 to 2008. However, Sony axed it in 2008

DOMination-1849d ago

Does anyone know if the ps4 will play ps1 games?

DonnieDarko1849d ago

Midtown madness 3 xbox original. Classic online!

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Belking1850d ago

Why would would they announce BC for games right now? That won't happen till they are finished selling the xbox360.

famoussasjohn1850d ago

The Xbox 360 "headsets" are now compatible via adapter. Games have already been said to not be backwards compatible.

iPad1850d ago

Because of the different architecture.

Like, it's not that hard to figure out.

Why o why1850d ago

Nice... I just made a comment on this subject. Is there a price

CrossingEden1850d ago

reverse compatibility for games and for headsets are two different things -_- the next gen consoles are running on completely new tech from the game development department, they would have to rework and redo everything if they wanted to have the games work on their new consoles

firelogic1850d ago

The adapter isn't free. So technically not BC audio right out of the box.

Cryptcuzz1850d ago

What are you going on about?

You are comparing two different things - Games and hardware. Just because a hardware is backwards compatible with a use of an adapter does not mean games would be as well.

I have no idea why they would go about changing the audio AUX connector on the 360 controller for though.

It was perfect the way it was on the 360, since it was using an industry standard with many expensive headsets using it. Now instead of those who have headsets that could easily be plug and play out from the box, they now would have to buy an additional hardware to be able to use their existing headsets that some have invested a lot of money in.

Andronix1850d ago

I have an expensive Turtle Beach headset so was disappointed that Microsoft said it would not be compatible with the Xbox One because they are now using a propriety port. So todays news is a good way to appease longtime 360 owners.

But the article is bad because it is not neutral and says that people's concerns about the propriety headsets was based on rumors, this is not true. IT'S ONLY BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC BACKLASH THAT MICROSOFT ARE FIXING THIS.

Thanks to Kotaku for drawing attention to this.

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DoubleJumpAUS1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

That may be so, but it's still valid to ask the question when you are talking about a company that has the resources of Microsoft. I'll even acknowledge that it is not a serious fault, just a topic for discussion. Why can I use my Xbox 360 stuff with Xbox One, but not play my Xbox 360 games?

Do you believe that no customer will consider this?

NYC_Gamer1850d ago

It's because these companies would rather have gamers spend money

MegaMohsi1850d ago

what NYC_gamer said, they'll now just make "true HD" remasters of older games running at 1080p/60FPS and call it the "definitive" version.

hellvaguy1850d ago

As a gamer, its better ps4 and xbone are not bc. The x86 cpu will mean better games with less glitches.

andrewsqual1850d ago

Meanwhile PS4 confirmed to have standard Bluetooth and no proprietary headset connector on controller. Sony fans win all round yet again.

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hellvaguy1850d ago

Meanwhile xbone controller has the upgraded wifi direct technology and ps4 does not.

PirateThom1850d ago

Yeah, because the lag I was getting from the PS3 controller was so bad, we better not use standards like Bluetooth and opt instead for.... wi-fi direct.

What even is that?!

reko1849d ago

dude where does it say that it has wifi direct tech?

post a link


hellvaguy1849d ago

Greater wireless response times, longer distances, and also improved battery life.

Crillvirus811850d ago

Well to me that sucks I didn't know sonys new controller didn't have a mic port on it like wii u or Xbox 360 I don't like blutooth ones I prefer wired headsets

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1850d ago

Ps4 controller does have a microphone port but it doesn't use a proprietary connector it uses a 3.5mm jack

T21850d ago

man you must buy some cheapass bluetooth headsets... I had a motorola HS850 was golden, clear as sitting next to someone, now I have a PS 7.1 headset, the thing sounds almost as good as my Yamaha 5.1 dolby digital surround system.

Why would anyone use a wired controller?

Crillvirus811850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

Oh I'm sorry it does have a head phone jack thanks for letting me know and I prefer a wired one cause they weigh less and cost less.. plus I like the fact that I can plug any mic into the wii u pad or any wired mic for phones on my 360 controller Im currently using a mic that cost a dollar on my Xbox and it works great but that doesn't mean I don't also have a pair of turtle beach ones for when I wanna really game online

Septic1850d ago

This doesn't really help me because I have wireless turtle beach headphones. Here's hoping rheres a fix for them to work somehow.

Why o why1850d ago

Use that on your 'other' console;)..

famoussasjohn1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

I wonder if its something that connects to the controller. I don't think it'd be a USB limitation. The 360 required the plug in on the controller for the Mic, so maybe that's why. Perhaps they're using a 3.5MM instead of the 2.5MM plugin.

TheUndertaker851850d ago

Even if its something that connects to the controller Turtle Beach headsets (at least most of them) won't work. The only exception would possibly be the PC versions.

gamertk4211850d ago

All wireless turtle beach Xbox headsets have the ability to use the chat cable, so at least that is an option until TB creates a new wireless puck.

Dlacy13g1850d ago

@septic its sounding like MS is making an adapter that will work with the 3.5mm jack connector that many current headsets use to plug into the 360 controller.

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Cyfyxtfg1850d ago