Rumour: Microsoft removing Kinect requirement for Xbox One

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  1. soulx
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    Edit: nope, apparently an unsubstantiated rumor that took off.

    The kinect, previously an optional extra for the 360 and one that though it sold well otherwise failed to capture a great audience, had its successor for the Xbone added in the box and thus made mandatory for all machines. Though addons tend to be better when they are universal it was seen as the thing that sent the price point far higher than the PS4 and the kinect is not seen as a great addition to "gamer" games. Some also voiced privacy concerns, because no other console has a mandatory camera, but such things were usually dismissed.

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    I don't buy it. They said just yesterday that they WILL NOT ditch the Kinect requirement.
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    Ooo, that's nice, though, as far as I'm concerned the kinect is still a gimmick, and until they can convince me otherwise, I see no point in buying XB1 bundled with kinect. I will probably pick one up solo when I do decide to buy one.
     
  4. Ryupower

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    Kinectis one of the main inputs on the system
    it will not be removed for being needed, it will alway be needed for the system
     
  5. emigre

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    Good to see Microsoft are trying to rekinect with their audience.
     
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    Microsoft is really trying hard to patch up all the mistakes they've made with their fans. I say good on em, they keep it up and they may be back in the race after all~
     
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    But this is a (very unlikely) rumor. As I said before, MS just said yesterday that the Kinect is a necessary part of the system and won't be removed.
     
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    While true, they also said they had no plans of reversing their DRM policies and used games policies. Which they did overturn. I'm sure they could just as easily retract the forced kinect policy~
     
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    It might not be required for the system, but they'll probably still bundle it with everything. The only way you probably will be able to get an xbox without kinect will be to get it used. And I'm sure some games will be a lot better with kinect integration now that they know 99% of their gamers are going to have it, instead of like 1%
     
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    1) It's not a policy, it's part of the hardware.
    2) They retracted the DRM policy after months. It's been 24 hours.
     
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    I'll see when it's released.
    Only then can one be sure what the XBone requires.
     
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    Does this mean they may release a $400 version without the Kinect?
     
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  14. Katsumi San

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    LOL I never knew this machine is become more creepy(sneaky?) everyday!

    and is not release yet!
     
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