Competition is a great thing. Microsoft’s Major Nelson just posted an unboxing video and revealed that a mono headset will come in the box with every new Xbox One console. This includes the regular version and not just the limited Day One edition.
Previously, Microsoft had said that the headset would only be sold separately and that gamers should use the included Kinect device to chat if they didn’t want to purchase the headset. This was un unpopular move to many console gamers since the Xbox 360 came with a pack-in headset and Sony said their PS4 would come with a hadset as well.
An optional adapter will still need to be purchased should someone wish to use an older 360 model headset with their Xbox One because the proprietary connectors have been changed on the new console.