Xbox One Controller Refresh with an Added Standard Headphone Jack Potentially Coming This June

May 28, 2015

When the Xbox One launched back in 2013 its controller was widely praised for how it felt and played and it looks like come this June it’ll be getting just a little bit better.

According to a now removed update to the Xbox One controller’s official support page on Microsoft’s website, the controller is getting a standard 3.5mm headphone jack added in in a new revised version of the controller due out this June.

The new jack is labelled number 16 in the diagrams at the top and bottom of this article that have since been removed from Xbox’s support site and replaced with the old ones, but not before plenty of people, including a user on NeoGAF, got a good look. Along with the diagrams the new port was described as follows:

3.5-mm port (16). Used to connect compatible 3.5-mm audio devices. Only available on controllers released after June 2015.

This is of course a welcome addition as previously the only way to use standard headphones with the controller was via a $25 adapter sold by Microsoft.

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Now of course this isn’t officially announced as of yet, but as this was posted on Xbox’s official support site I’d keep my eyes peeled during Microsoft’s E3 press conference if I were you.

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