Kinect is the reason why the Xbox One headset is not bundled in

Microsoft has revealed that the Kinect bundled with the Xbox One can be used for chat and it does have echo cancellation capabilities.

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The console has been priced at $499 and the Kinect that it comes with is an advanced version compared to the one for the Xbox 360. It is also the reason why the company hasn’t bundled a headset with the console.

If you remember the Xbox 360 came with a headset but the Kinect was optional since it was revealed in 2010.

“Xbox One does not include a pack-in headset accessory,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars Technica.

“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 Xbox One does have an assortment of accessories and the headset design is pretty good.