The headset, selling for $79.99, features a full-range (20Hz – 20kHz) audio spectrum, a unidirectional microphone and over-the-ear speakers. Gamers can control audio levels with an attached Stereo Headset Adapter, which will also ship separately at $24.99 for those that already have their own headset.
The new Xbox One Stereo headset and adapter coming next month https://t.co/92RVJUXms1
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February 11, 2014
The multiplayer updates, also arriving next month, include a bevy of improvements:
Get to your friends list faster. The friends list will be front and center on the homepage of the Friends app. Click the Social tile on Home, or say “Xbox, go to Friends” to see who’s online and what they’re up to. From there you can quickly send messages and get into a party.
Party chat will be turned on by default. When you party up, chat audio will be turned on by default.
Chat with friends playing different games. Party chat will be separated from people playing your game, so you can chat with your friends who are online or you can chat with everyone playing the game.
We’re adding an “Invite friends to game” option to your multiplayer titles moving forward. Similar to Xbox 360 titles, this will appear inside a games’ menu and offer a simple and quicker way to set up your multiplayer battles. Selecting “Invite friends” will let you invite friends to your game and party.
We’re adding “Recent Players.” This is a simple list that shows you Xbox Live members you’ve recently played with, making it easier to stay in touch with people, or add new friends after your multiplayer battles.
Microsoft noted that there will be more additions in the March update and will share details later. The company is making improvements to the Xbox One as it prepares to launch the team-based online multiplayer game Titanfall on March 11, a title Microsoft is touting as “the must-have game for this generation.”
Meanwhile, the first big update was supposed to arrive to Xbox One owners today but has since been delayed: