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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by liamdawe on Tue 13th Aug 2013 14:30 UTC
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Again this is why I am going for the PS4 everything up until now has been clear as day they have made sure of that. It also has higher specifications than the xbox and it's cheaper to buy. The online is cheaper too. Why would anyone want an xbone is beyond me.

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