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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May I just say...
by silviucc on Tue 13th Aug 2013 13:56 UTC
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Ha! Hahahaha!

Ok, now that I got that out of my system, I agree that it's a good move. People are freaked out over the NSA spying and MS and those guys being buds does not help.

Now I shall wait for the fanboys that will tell us how stupid people are for not letting MS bring "the future" into their homes.

We already have enough crap that spies on us (our phones for example) I think the future needs less of that.

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