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Astro Headsets Are Ready For Next Generation Consoles


When it came down to the next generation of consoles, people were worried about the compatibility of their headsets. Astro Gaming took the time to inform their customers on how their current headsets will work with the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

A direct quote from an official Astro forum post

PS4: We can say with 100% certainty that our headsets will deliver Dolby ® Digital GAME AUDIO on the PS4, just like they do for the PS3. Our headsets will also deliver full voice chat functionality over the PlayStation Network upon Sony’s release of a post-launch PS4 firmware update.

Xbox One: Game Audio for the Xbox One will function as normal, through the optical output – meaning all our current products will deliver full Dolby ® Digital GAME AUDIO on the XBOX One. However, the chat connector on the controller is now a proprietary connector, meaning that our current products will require an adapter to connect to the controller for Xbox Live voice chat. Fortunately, until this chat adapter is available, the built-in Kinect microphone will provide full voice communication access to Xbox Live while using ASTRO headsets on the Xbox One.

Regarding new Xbox One products in our pipeline, we are proud to reveal ASTRO is now an officially licensed Xbox One partner. As such we are excited to work with the Microsoft team and the Xbox One but at this time we are not allowed to comment on the specifics of any products we have under development. Rest assured, none of our current products will be made obsolete by anything going on in the Xbox One ecosystem.

9 October 2013 Tech