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Turtle Beach and Microsoft Strike Deal for Xbox One Headset

I really couldn’t be more excited for the Xbox One. But I sure got more excited when I found out from Pocket-Lint that Turtle Beach (makers of the best headsets for gaming) and Microsoft have struck up some kind of agreement to allow Turtle Beach to have exclusive rights to use Xbox One wireless technology.

With the Xbox 360, MadCatz had the exclusive rights and used those rights to make the Tritton Warhead. Which was a pretty good headset. I preferred the options and the clarity of the Turtle Beach XP500. The nice feature of the Warhead not needing to have a connection to the controller could have given it a slight advantage if it fit better on my head. Also, the sound quality doesn’t even compare to any Turtle Beach headset.

So, it is going to be nice to have the quality sound experience and the lack of an adaptor attached to the controller for voice chat.

Speaking of voice chat, Polygon is reporting that Skype will help with the Xbox One’s voice chat. A Microsoft representative wrote to Polygon saying

In-Game Chat, Party Chat and Skype are all available on Xbox One. Skype technologies are used in Xbox One which improves voice quality during multiplayer game sessions. Skype can also be used to call any of your Skype contacts for voice or video chat exclusively or while playing a game. Additionally, we have improved the Kinect hardware, from microphone configuration to dedicated audio processing, which contributes to providing a high-quality voice experience whether you are chatting in a game or through Skype.”

A little conjecture from me, but maybe the acquisition of Skype back in 2011 was made in some part for this reason. I know they have rolled messenger into Skype and everything but that hasn’t done much for Microsoft. Leveraging Skype in the Xbox One’s voice communications and the thousands of servers that will power Xbox One seems to be a more effective use for the acquired technology.

Now, with Turtle Beach supplying the headsets and accessories and Microsoft rolling Skype into Xbox Live, how can one not be excited about playing Call Of Duty: Gosts on Xbox One.

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