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The Xbox One priced their Chat Headset at $24.99 for launch day, according to new online reports.
The Xbox One Chat Headset is for users who choose to communicate with each other while playing Xbox Live for a number of online platforms.
The console will not be packaged with the gaming headset despite Microsoft taking major efforts to show off its capabilities at E3.
An official statement from Microsoft said:
"Xbox One does not include a pack-in headset accessory. Each Xbox One includes the new Kinect sensor, with a highly sensitive multi-array microphones designed to enable voice inputs and chat as a system-level capability, both in-game and with Skype and other experiences. For gamers who prefer a headset, we have a variety of offerings that you can find on the Xbox Wire."
The console's headset is reportedly able to filter out television noise along with picking up even the quietist commands from around the room.
Gamers without a headset will be able to have online chats through the Kinect feature and its microphone.
Arstechnica reports similar third party headsets could charge around $200.
Microsoft also unveiled the price of the new remote at $59.99 with the Play and Charge Kit priced at $74.99, according to CNET.
The controller will boast over 40 new alterations as Microsoft strived to make the perfect controller with optimum performance.
The remote will still work with two AA batteries with the Charge and Play kit sold separately. Microsoft says the new chargeable batteries in that kit will last a lot longer.
Microsoft also made the new controller lighter, sleeker, and tighter, with Tech Radar citing the company had female and smaller-handed gamers in mind.
Major changes include a more responsive D-Pad, the buttons being closer together, and the Home and a Guide button being moved to the top of the controller.