Xbox Live to get Audio Quality Boost in Next Update

Microsoft [MSFT] will be pushing a new update out to the Xbox in November that will give the audio quality on Xbox Live a boost.

The update will make changes to the audio codec and will launch at the same time as the Microsoft Kinect. When the update is installed, users should notice better quality when communicating in games.

Speaking at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, Xbox Live Europe general manager Jerry Johnson explained that the basic codec had originally required just a 64k connection. “It’s time for us to move on,” he said. “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.”

Via: Joystiq

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