Are you hoping for an Xbox One bundled without the Kinect to save yourself a bit of money? Well, keep hoping because according to Microsoft that is not going to happen.
Xbox Executive Phil Spencer, in a recent interview with CVG, said that the Kinect sensor and the Xbox One, while being two separate pieces, are part of a whole that will not be broken up.
“Correct. Xbox One is Kinect. They are not separate systems. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem.
What we have shown really well at Gamescom is the magic of games that use Kinect. We have shown the power of voice control. I’m probably going to piss off your readers unintentionally when I say this; I have an Xbox One at home, and being able to walk in and say “Xbox on”, and for the system to recognise me, launch and load my profile, and put my choices of content on the font page is a very magical experience. It makes you think about your relationship with technology in a slightly different way. It’s personal. It makes you think, I wish more devices would do this.”
It is easy to see why Microsoft wants to keep the Kinect such an integral part of the [amazon_link id=”B00CMQTVMI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Xbox One[/amazon_link], although I have to think if the Xbox One does not start off as well as Microsoft wants if the story won’t change sometime next year.