Rumor: Microsoft removing 'Kinect' requirement without Xbox One price drop

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Rumor: Microsoft removing 'Kinect' requirement without Xbox One price drop
 

 
This past week has been a hell storm for Microsoft. Earlier this week, they reversed how their digital rights management policy would effect Xbox One software. Today, we get another potential bomb shell rumor dropped on us: the removal of the"mandatory" Kinect connection for the console to work.

"BREAKING: @Xbox media relations confirms to me via email that #kinect sensor IS NOT required for #XboxOne. #privacy #drm #prism #microsoft"


Another reversal from Microsoft?
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He than followed up with this bomb shell:

".@Xbox confirms NO #XboxOne price drop due to NO kinect requirement. #XboxOne is "competitively priced" & xbox is "confident with the value."

I'm working on verifying this, but if true, it is an interesting turn of events. One would a.ssume the removal of the Kinect requirement would correlate with a reduction of price. Maybe they are still planning on shipping units with the Kinect, keeping the price but removing the function?

If true this means Microsoft has blatantly lied regarding their hardware being built around both their previous digital rights management and now the Kinect requirement.

This story is breaking, so I will update it as information comes in. Subcribe to me here, on YouTube at YouTube.com/Pitmonkey and follow me on twitter @NicholasGigante, I'm curious to what you all think of this.
visit this link Rumor: Microsoft removing 'Kinect' requirement without Xbox One price drop - Long Island Video Game Industry | Examiner.com

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182 comments for "Rumor: Microsoft removing 'Kinect' requirement without Xbox One price drop"

 06-21-2013, 02:38 PM         #2
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 4 years ago '06        #3
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famoussasjohn 17 heat pts17
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If true, don't change a thing on the HDD, keep it 500GB.
 4 years ago '12        #6
Cubs Draco 141 heat pts141
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The poor will be able to afford the X1 if this is true.
 4 years ago '04        #7
famoussasjohn 17 heat pts17
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 Austin Foyt said:
The poor will be able to afford the X1 if this is true.
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I'm all set with the current price for the Xbox One, (got $400 in Best Buy gift cards and $200 in Visa gift cards). An offering without the Kinect would be great since I personally don't care for the Kinect. I won a 360 Slim that came with the Kinect and have yet to use it. Then I could get both consoles with barely dropping any of my own money.
 4 years ago '04        #8
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 Austin Foyt said:
The poor will be able to afford the X1 if this is true.
How dumbass when they said their WOULDNT be a price drop?

And i dont get it. The kinect still comes bundled, but you dont have to actually connect it? Or will this mean a separate sku without the kinect, but STILL the same price is coming?

Either way its fu*kin stupid. Its coming off now like their just pandering to do whatever they can to reverse the bad press. Short of obviously selling the product a $100 cheaper.


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 4 years ago '04        #9
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Just because it wouldn't require the Kinect doesn't mean they won't still bundle it with every xbox.
 4 years ago '04        #10
famoussasjohn 17 heat pts17
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 cold_young_thug said:
How dumbass when they said their WOULDNT be a price drop?

And i dont get it. The kinect still comes bundled, but you dont have to actually connect it? Or will this mean a separate sku without the kinect, but STILL the same price is coming?

Either way its fu*kin stupid. Its coming off now like their just pandering to do whatever they can to reverse the bad press. Short of obviously selling the product a $100 cheaper.
Just like they said they had no plans in removing the DRM features.
 4 years ago '05        #11
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Why would they drop the price? It is still bundled with the Kinect.
 4 years ago '07        #12
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Wow...In a week we will see that $399 price tag.
 4 years ago '08        #13
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 famoussasjohn said:
Just like they said they had no plans in removing the DRM features.
got em If they drop the price this might be the worst change of luck for Sony ever.
 4 years ago '12        #14
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Company not revisiting price point or Kinect requirement for next-gen console in wake of recent policy changes.
Microsoft's recent dramatic Xbox One policy reversal does not include the company revisiting the system's $500 price point, chief product officer Marc Whitten told sister site CNET.

He explained that Microsoft has "no plans" to lower the entry price, despite rival Sony launching the PlayStation 4 for $400.

"We are really, really excited about the value we're going to deliver on day one," Whitten said.

Whitten also explained that Microsoft has no plans to drop the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One or change its default setting from "on" to "off."

"It's part of the Xbox One architecture," Whitten said.
 06-21-2013, 03:04 PM         #15
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 HDBeatz said:

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 06-21-2013, 03:05 PM         #16
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still using my kinect 2.0 for voice commands/chatting like I do now with my kinect 1.0


shyt is useful af
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 LAwLB15 said:
still using my kinect 2.0 for voice commands/chatting like I do now with my kinect 1.0


shyt is useful af
You don't use a mic? I know people be mad af when you join their party.
 4 years ago '04        #18
cold_young_thug 40 heat pts40
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 famoussasjohn said:
Just like they said they had no plans in removing the DRM features.
 Arson said:
got em If they drop the price this might be the worst change of luck for Sony ever.
Fanboys at its finest.

None of dat sh*t u talkin change da fact M$ keeps backtracking, keep takin away KEY features, but still charging ya'll da same price. u n*ggas gon be left with xbox 360 version 1.5.
 4 years ago '12        #19
Cubs Draco 141 heat pts141
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I wonder why people didn't protest Nintendo for that tablet controller?

I wonder why people didn't protest Sony for charging for Online pay?

Get off Microsoft d!ck, let them cook.


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 06-21-2013, 03:09 PM         #20
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 Msirae said:
You don't use a mic? I know people be mad af when you join their party.
We dont let him join.
Dude come in there sounding like he on autotune
Aint nobody got time for that
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