Microsoft has finally decided to release their eighth-generation video game console, Xbox one without Kinect.
Starting June 9th, Xbox One (without Kinect) will hit markets starting at $399* in NA and £349* in UK.
The new Xbox One will “continue to deliver access to the best blockbuster games like Titanfall, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and the upcoming Watch Dogs, Destiny and Sunset Overdrive.
Including the popular entertainment apps, such as Twitch, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as watch live TV and use OneGuide.”
“Since the beginning, we have focused on delivering great games and entertainment experiences for you, said Xbox chief Phil Spencer.
Your feedback matters to us and it shapes the products and services we build. Your feedback showed up in the Xbox One console we launched back in November and in the monthly updates we’ve delivered since.”
He adds, “We’ve heard that you want more choices from Xbox One. You want a wide variety of options in your games and entertainment experiences and you also want options in your hardware selection.”
“To be clear, as we introduce this new Xbox One console option, Kinect remains an important part of our vision. Many of you are using Kinect for Xbox One every day.
In fact, more than 80 percent of you are actively using Kinect, with an average of 120 voice commands per month on each console. Some of the most popular voice commands include Xbox On, Xbox Broadcast and Xbox Record That.
We will continue to offer a premium Xbox One with Kinect bundle to deliver voice and gesture controls, biometric sign-in, instant personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such as Kinect Sports Rivals, Just Dance 2014, Project Spark and more,” Spencer concluded.
And for those who wish to purchase Kinect at a later date, Microsoft will release a standalone sensor for Xbox One this fall. You can pre-order Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect now!
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