n my previous post, I lamented that Microsoft and the Xbox One were still shoving the Kinect down everyone’s esophagus. Now it seems as though this will no longer be the case:
“We already knew that you could turn off the Kinect, but now Microsoft says it doesn’t have to be plugged in at all. Speaking to IGN, Microsoft’s Marc Whitten shared the news that the Xbox One will indeed work without Kinect.
‘That said, like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor,’ he said.
Asked just how ‘off’ the Kinect can be, Whitten answered totally off.”
Hopefully this will inspire Microsoft to make an Xbox One bundle without the Kinect and with a cheaper price tag.