Microsoft has no plans to reward early adopters of the Xbox One now that it is Kinect-less

It has been announced that Microsoft are now knocking $100 off the Xbox One and allowing gamers to buy the console without Kinect. Whilst many fans see this as a good thing, there are a few who resent having to pay an extra $100 only for the company to offer the console for cheaper only a few months later.

When Euro Gamer asked a spokesperson from Microsoft if the early buyers will get any kind of reward for their loyalty he said “No. As with many first generation products, the offerings can be expected to change and evolve over time. Kinect remains an integral part of our vision. Xbox One is better with Kinect, making games, TV and entertainment come alive with premium experiences.”

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Microsoft Announces Xbox One Without Kinect For $399

Beginning on June 9th, in all markets where Xbox One is sold, Microsoft will offer Xbox One starting at $399 which is the same price as the PS4. The new console option does not include Kinect.

Micrsoft Phil Spender wrote this on xbox.com about the new price drop, “To be clear, as we introduce this new Xbox One console option, Kinect remains an important part of our vision. Many of you are using Kinect for Xbox One every day. In fact, more than 80 percent of you are actively using Kinect, with an average of 120 voice commands per month on each console. Some of the most popular voice commands include “Xbox On,” “Xbox Broadcast” and “Xbox Record That.” We will continue to offer a premium Xbox One with Kinect bundle to deliver voice and gesture controls, biometric sign-in, instant personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such as “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Just Dance 2014,” “Project Spark” and more. ”

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Peter Molyneux criticizes Kinect

Fable creator and former Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux has criticized Microsoft’s Kinect and feels sure that you will soon be able to purchase a cheaper Xbox One without the Kinect.

Molyneux spoke to Edge saying: “I actually wish Kinect wasn’t a requirement, It feels like an unnecessary add-on to me. Maybe it’s because we’re in England, and it doesn’t really use the TV stuff, but it feels more and more like a joke. My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn’t work.”

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