Microsoft Backtracks, Says Xbox One Will Work Without The Kinect

Last updated on September 8th, 2018

When it revealed its powerful upcoming game console the Xbox One, Microsoft stated that the similarly powerful, updated Kinect device had to be plugged into it at all times. The Kinect was the vehicle for much of the One’s interactive cleverness, including the gesture controls and (slightly creepy) voice controls for TV. That requirement apparently annoyed enough potential users that MS has now recanted its demand, according to Kotaku, and says that the One will work even without a Kinect plugged in.
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