Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Aug 2013 12:58 UTC
Games Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten:

That said, like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor.

The Xbox One used to require Kinect. Now it doesn't. Good move, obviously, but it does raise the question: whatever the hell was this company thinking? Microsoft really seems to have lost all its marbles - Windows 8, Windows Phone, and now Xbox One. Messy, messy, messy.

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About the future? I'd love to have my PC automatically log me in though my webcam. To have my PC remind me to sit better at my desk.

We're at Kinect 1.0, this is why it still sucks.

The only 2 faults I have with it is why does it need to have 2 versions (one for XBox and one for PC) and why is it humongous? There are phones/tablets waiting for such a device.

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