Kinect-less Xbox One announced
Microsoft has just announced an Xbox One console bundle will go on sale later this year without the controversial Kinect camera included.
While the company has always assured gamers that the Kinect camera is essential to using the Xbox One and navigating its UI, it looks like Microsoft has once again bent to consumer pressure.
The new console is due to go on sale June 9th and will retail at $399.99 in the US and £349.99 in the UK.
“First, beginning on June 9th, in all markets where Xbox One is sold, we will offer Xbox One starting at $399*,” says Phil Spencer in a post on Xbox Wire. “This is a new console option that does not include Kinect. For $399, our new Xbox One offering will continue to deliver access to the best blockbuster games like “Titanfall,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and the upcoming “Watch Dogs,” “Destiny” and “Sunset Overdrive.” You will also be able to access popular entertainment apps, such as Twitch, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as watch live TV and use OneGuide. Finally, you will continue to be able to use many of the unique features of Xbox One including the ability to get game invites while you watch TV, switch between games and entertainment apps, enjoy Twitch broadcasts, and upload your favorite gaming moments.”
More details to follow…