Bang & Olufsen has a long standing name as one of the premium audio products manufacturer in the audiophile community. In an unexpected announcement, the Bang & Olufsen Xbox partnership has been confirmed which will pave way for more exciting ways to enjoy your game, music and movies on your Xbox console.
In the past, gaming consoles were seen as machines that just allow you to play games. Things changed when Twitch streamers started using it as a commercial medium to stream their games live to a massive list of online followers. It required professional audio equipment such as microphone, headphones and web cameras to be connected to a console. PlayStation 4 launched the PSVR which introduced virtual reality and the innovation continues with this new collaboration.
In their official statement, Christoffer Poulsen, VP at Bang & Olufsen said, “We are extremely excited and honored to enter the gaming industry with a prestigious partner like Xbox. The console is a strong platform where sound plays a huge role and our technical expertise will allow us to provide an outstanding experience on a wide range of hardware choices. We are looking forward to increase its potential.”
Xbox’s head of hardware, Matt Kesselring commented that they are excited to bring premium tier audio to the Xbox fans. People will soon have more choices to play the game they prefer in their own way and also enhance its audio capabilities. The new Xbox Series X supports 4K HDR gaming and it is not just visual improvements to look forward to but something in the audio segment as part of Bang & Olufsen Xbox partnership which will provide a wholesome experience.
Both Sony and Microsoft are paving their own path for the next generation consoles ready for launch in 2020. While Sony’s PS5 will be on VR and exclusive titles, Xbox is going the PC route with more power, third party titles and high-end audio which is new for the console community.