Xbox One Doesn’t Require a Kinect
Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One can run without the Kinect being plugged in.
A few months back, Microsoft announced that they changed some of the DMR features, and now the Kinect is changing too.
They have stated that the Kinect can be completely unplugged, and the Xbox One system will still work. You can even have it plugged in and still have it off. None of the features like voice command will be accessible, but if a game requires the Kinect, the system will ask the user if it can turn it on.
Does this mean that there will be Xbox bundle packs that don’t include the Kinect? Nope. Albert Penello, a Microsoft Senior Exec, stated:

"We still believe in Kinect. We aren’t interested in splitting the development base. The more demos I’ve seen, the more I’ve used it – the more impressed I am. The team feels strongly about Kinect, and I hope we’re able to prove that when you use it."

I probably wouldn’t use it if I were to buy an Xbox One, but what do you guy think?
NATION
How often do you think you will use the Kinect for the Xbox One?

Xbox One Doesn’t Require a Kinect

Microsoft announced today that the Xbox One can run without the Kinect being plugged in.

A few months back, Microsoft announced that they changed some of the DMR features, and now the Kinect is changing too.

They have stated that the Kinect can be completely unplugged, and the Xbox One system will still work. You can even have it plugged in and still have it off. None of the features like voice command will be accessible, but if a game requires the Kinect, the system will ask the user if it can turn it on.

Does this mean that there will be Xbox bundle packs that don’t include the Kinect? Nope. Albert Penello, a Microsoft Senior Exec, stated:

"We still believe in Kinect. We aren’t interested in splitting the development base. The more demos I’ve seen, the more I’ve used it – the more impressed I am. The team feels strongly about Kinect, and I hope we’re able to prove that when you use it."

I probably wouldn’t use it if I were to buy an Xbox One, but what do you guy think?

NATION

How often do you think you will use the Kinect for the Xbox One?

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  1. techwish reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    Honestly, I’d probably use it if I bought it, but microsoft scares me, they didn’t make these reasonable choices back...
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  4. reachnerdisms reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    Fucking never. I will never use a god damn Kinect. On that note, I have no plans of owning an xbone.
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  8. worldofajellyfishpuncher reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    These will only sell if they get rid of the bundle packs. When the next gen consoles come out at christmas, kids will...
  9. jaebird88 reblogged this from sourcefed and added:
    The bigger question will be how many games coming out will force users to use the Kinect.
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