The slow build-up to Microsoft’s full reveal of the Xbox Scorpio at E3 leaves us all to obsess over what the thing will end up looking like. More importantly, it leaves us to wonder how much it will cost and whether it will have been worth the wait. (Though; we can make an educated guess.)
In the meantime, LucidSound just announced the first officially licensed gaming headset for the Scorpio.
Enter the rather sleek-looking LS35X Wireless Gaming Headset. This Xbox One gaming accessory headset is due to arrive this holiday, just in time for you to scoop one up alongside your new Scorpio. It won’t be a problem if you’re not planning on upgrading to the new console, though. If you want to pick up this new headset, it’ll work on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC too.
The LS35X is designed to pair with your Xbox One console using the same tech that Xbox One controllers rely on for a connection. There’s no need for a chat cable or a base station. You’ll simply need to recharge it as you would your controller.
Fair warning, we’re going to get a little into the weeds here by listing some specs:
- The headset uses precision 50mm neodymium drivers for high volume and sound clarity.
- It will simulate accurate 3D surround sound on PC and Xbox One using Windows Sonic.
- It takes advantage of state-of-the-art head tracking tech.
- Lastly, the LS35X will be compatible with Dolby Atmos for Headphones.
For a while now, Microsoft has been trickling out hardware specs, dev kit details, and accessory announcements to keep us all primed for showtime. They’ve said that the Scorpio will sport a look that fits in with the rest of the Xbox One family.
Though it’s a LucidSound product, maybe there’s something to glean from the LS35X’s design. Perhaps this new headset can offer some hints as to the final appearance of the Scorpio. The color scheme fits Microsoft’s tendencies thus far with the Xbox One lineup. It’s also accented with brushed metal pieces. Maybe the Scorpio will be too.
This is all, admittedly, guess-work. That said, we don’t have long to wait now. Microsoft’s reveal of the Scorpio is right around the corner. Assuming there’s no delay, the LucidSound LS35X will be ready to go for launch in the fall. Although, for the time being, there’s no word on how much the headset will cost.