Xbox 360 Live headset sound to improve by year end

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Most Xbox Live gamers will have a few complaints about the quality of sound online through the Xbox 360 headsets. Well you will be glad to hear that Eurogamer report that this will be significantly improved when Microsoft updates the Xbox 360 this US Fall (4th quarter).

Xbox Live Studios boss, Jerry Johnson revealed this good news at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival this afternoon. He explained that they will upgrade the codec and audio infrastructure that underpins the quality of voice communication from Xbox 360 to Xbox 360, and thus it should make for clear chat online.

Johnson explained to attendees: “We launched and we said we required broadband. We required a 64k connection, which not many people think of as broadband any longer. But that was the minimum requirement to run the service at the time,” and continued to say “It’s time for us to move on. Especially if we want to think about broadening – a crackly headset on the top of your head – not what people think of when they talk about popular entertainment.”

I am sure this news will be very welcome to Live gamers, as it needed addressing.

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