Hardware Company LucidSound Strikes Deal with Microsoft to Produce Official Hardware
Most gamers that have invested in the official, standard Xbox One headset should know by now how flimsy and frustrating they can be. Not to mention the fact that anyone using the crummy headsets can turn a pleasant chat into a sonic nightmare with the sub-standard microphone of said headset. Even the upgraded official version feels wonky and cheap. Well, that’s about to change – Microsoft has made a recent deal with LucidSound to produce officially licensed hardware for the Xbox One and Xbox One S.
LucidSound is a relatively new company that only started shipping its first products in the first half of 2016. Despite this fledgling status, LucidSound has produced a line of well-received headsets already, including the LS30 Wireless Universal Gaming Headset, the LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset and the newly released LS40 Wireless Surround Universal Gaming Headset.
CEO of LucidSound, Chris Von Huben had this to say about the new partnership: “The Xbox brand is synonymous with premium gaming and delivering experiences unmatched in interactive entertainment. We can now specifically develop and engineer audio products for the Xbox family of devices, and couldn’t be prouder to be partnering with Microsoft to deliver the next generation of audio to eager fans. The LucidSound range of products have captured the imagination of gamers, distinguishing themselves from competitors through modern aesthetics, innovative controls and [unrivaled] audio performance. We’re excited to take our expertise to the Xbox audience…”
Most Xbox players that play social games have needed to invest in expensive third party headsets if they desire to get the most out of their gaming experience. Though it often makes sense to invest in a quality headset that will work across multiple platforms, hopefully, LucidSound will save Microsoft’s headset game by combining quality hardware with some truly unique innovations that will make Xbox-specific headsets a must-have for Xbone owners and future Scorpio gamers! Also hopefully, they will make a low end, cheaper, standard headset that can replace that one-earphone-having piece of garbage that is the current official headset.
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Source: press release