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By Tom Phillips Published Tuesday, 13 May 2014

 

Microsoft has confirmed it will begin selling Xbox One without a Kinect sensor in the box. A standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One will go on sale this autumn.

 

The removal of Kinect from the basic Xbox One package means that the console will now be sold in the UK at

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If true, that will be an epic fail of epic proportions.

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If true, that will be an epic fail of epic proportions.

[url=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/kinect-less-xbox-one-announced-by-microsoft/0132351]It[/url] [url=http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/13/5713440/xbox-one-no-kinect-release-date-price-microsoft]is[/url].

 

OK...The price better be way below that of the PS4 to make it worth it.

It's exactly the same price as the PS4.

 

http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/xbox-delivering-more-choices

 

Since the beginning, we have focused on delivering great games and entertainment experiences for you. Your feedback matters to us and it shapes the products and services we build. Your feedback showed up in the Xbox One console we launched back in November and in the monthly updates we
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so it was false hopes to expect Microsoft releasing exciting kinect games?
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This is cheap but oh well. I guess People who complained about bundled kinect will immediately buy it now, right guys? :p

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If true, that will be an epic fail of epic proportions.

 

I agree and at the same price as the PS4...I still don't think MS completely gets it.

They should have dropped the price with it included. Now it's still a box with a bit less performance for the exact same price.

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Good move, but IMO, the biggest issue is software. What's the compelling reason (game) to upgrade from a 360 or even PS3 to an XB1 or PS4? It's all about the software.

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Fail confirmed. There goes developer support.


I agree and at the same price as the PS4...I still don't think MS completely gets it.

They should have dropped the price with it included. Now it's still a box with a bit less performance for the exact same price.

Oh, the price is all good, and most gamers won't know the difference. (besides us core gamers). The fail is now a lack of Kinect support from devs.

 

No doubt this will sell consoles big time.

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so it was false hopes to expect Microsoft releasing exciting kinect games?

 

Describe your idea of a AAA Kinect game ... the voice rec was good, but I think the motion was and always will be a niche. It has had it's hey day (Nintendo) IMO.

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There goes Microsofts last bone in their spine, well I hope this gives them the sales they obviously expect. I was wrong about them ever removing Kinect and I'll probably be wrong again but I suspect it wont.

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So how will Cortana work on Xbox now?

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Fail confirmed. There goes developer support.


Oh, the price is all good, and most gamers won't know the difference. (besides us core gamers). The fail is now a lack of Kinect support from devs.

 

No doubt this will sell consoles big time.

 

It better, otherwise they have sacrificed Kinect for nothing.

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There goes Microsofts last bone in their spine, well I hope this gives them the sales they obviously expect. I was wrong about them ever removing Kinect and I'll probably be wrong again but I suspect it wont.

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But I thought that Kinect was required for the full Xbone experience... now they tell us that isn't so!?

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So how will Cortana work on Xbox now?

Cortana will works with cheap-o mic as ever.

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GG MS, smart move (Y)

 

Now confirm the XBL paywall abolishment

 

Edit: I see they removed it, calm down :P

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Feel moderately shafted, oh well.

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But I thought that Kinect was required for the full Xbone experience... now they tell us that isn't so!?

You can still use something without the "full experience"

You won't get Voice Commands & visual sign in out of the box. Obviously wanting this is a personal preference so its good to have choice I guess but as these are things the Xbox can do but won't be able to without Kinect then you aren't getting the full experience. IMO using the console without things like snap etc will just be frustrating without voice, I suspect they are going to have to make some UI changes to make this more usable for the Kinectless users.

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GG MS, smart move (Y)

 

Now confirm the XBL paywall abolishment

That was confirmed in the announcement too. ;)

 


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Changed the title to EG's

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GG MS, smart move (Y)

 

Now confirm the XBL paywall abolishment

They did. All in one news article.

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GG MS, smart move (Y)

 

Now confirm the XBL paywall abolishment

It is if you read the small print at the bottom

 

http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/xbox-delivering-more-choices

 

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EDIT: I see someone got there before me :)

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That was confirmed in the announcement too. ;)

 

Just saw that on EG (Y)

 

Double win today for MS :D

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Just saw that on EG (Y)

 

Double win today for MS :D

 

I guess now this is done, they can focus on games at E3. :yes:

 

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