Why would Kinect 2 be more like Kinect 1 than like N64 expansion pack. You didn't have to buy the expansion pack, but some games required it. In Kinect's case, everyone has it, so games can more easily require it without having to disenfranchise people.
I'm not sure what your point is. You should be buying consoles because you want to play certain games on them. This news shouldn't change that.
The moment that they said that Xbox One can function with pout Kinect plugged in, it became an optional device.
That is also the moment that future games just became Kinectless... Because it is now optional (even though being in every box)
I was Ready to go for next Gen, if you see my Amazon orders, I was amped. My pre-order still stands as of this moment.
GAMESCON is the make or break for me.
Yes it's still better than a PS4 to me, but only now barely better than a 360.