Microsoft has changed its mind again and confirmed that a headset will be included with the Xbox One.
The news was revealed in an unboxing video with Microsoft's Major Nelson, which can be seen below.
Specifically, the Day One edition includes a liquid back version of the console (housing amongst other things both HDMI in and HDMI out ports as well as three USB 3.0 connections), a Kinect 2.0 sensor, the new Xbox controller with chrome d-pad, power cable, external power brick and an HDMI 1.4 compliant cable (meaning full support for 4K displays and 3D).
And of course the mono-headset. Nelson confirms that both the Day one Edition and standard Xbox One will now include a headset in the box.
Here's the video: