Xbox One Without Kinect Not Possible, No Plans – Microsoft

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Some people aren’t really fond of the Kinect and aren’t amused with the fact that it is mandatory with each Xbox One console.

The console costs $499 and there’s talk that it could be reduced even more if the Kinect requirement is dropped.

Microsoft has poured cold water on those talks and has revealed that they have no plans to release an Xbox One console without the Kinect requirement.

“We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect. We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One,” a spokesperson for Microsoft told Gamefront.

The Kinect was designed in tandem with the Xbox One console and Microsoft has explicitly mentioned before that it is required for many vital functions.

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