HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company have today announced an agreement with Microsoft to become an officially licensed headset partner for the Xbox One. As well as the announcement, HyperX revealed that the HyperX CloudX Pro Gaming Headset will ship in late Q2 2016. When the HyperX Cloud Series launched in 2014, it was originally aimed squarely at PC gamers but now that has all changed. HyperX CloudX is the company’s first venture into the gaming console market as it plugs directly into Xbox One controllers with a 3.5mm port.
Based on the award-winning HyperX Cloud II design, HyperX CloudX brings a new level of audio performance to console gamers. It delivers every gunshot, explosion and dialogue in crystal-clear sound via large 53mm drivers. HyperX CloudX has convenient in-line volume controls and uses memory foam ear cushions as well as a soft leather-padded headband with custom stitching for enhanced comfort and style. The over-the-ear, closed-cup design helps block out ambient noise for a more immersive game experience. HyperX CloudX also features a detachable microphone and comes with a hard shell carrying case to protect the headset when traveling or not in use.
HyperX Cloud II
Anders Willumsen, general manager, HyperX Division:
[box type=”shadow” align=”aligncenter” class=”” width=””]“We are proud to work with Microsoft on its Xbox One gaming platform and bring our headset expertise to the console world, we have always known we would enter the gaming console market since releasing our first headset for PC gamers almost two years ago. There are natural synergies between our two companies as HyperX has a strong PC presence and the Xbox One console provides deeper integration with PC gaming via the Xbox App on Windows 10.”[/box]
HyperX CloudX will be on display as part of an Xbox listening station during the company’s meetings at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV., from January 6-8. Further product details will be provided when it ships in late Q2.