Microsoft Denies Kinect-free Xbox One Rumours
Written Thursday, July 25, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Microsoft has moved to deny rumours of a Kinect-less Xbox One SKU.
Yesterday a number of sites carried a story claiming that the platform holder was set to release a version of Xbox One without a Kinect camera and with a smaller hard drive, in an effort to match the PlayStation 4’s price.
“We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect,” Microsoft told Kotaku. “We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One."
So that’s that. Or is it? Notice Microsoft said “We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect.” Introduce. So it would seem they’ve left the door open for a Kinect-less SKU later down the line.