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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RE: Microsoft has master marketeers
by Wafflez on Tue 13th Aug 2013 15:58 UTC in reply to "Microsoft has master marketeers"
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I'm still going with PS4. Now if next month Microsoft announces that there will be like "basic" versions without the kinect - hello Halo!

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