Xbox One: No Kinect Required

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It seems that the biggest joke for this generation of consoles wasn’t intended to be a joke at all. Referring of course to the guessing game name, the Xbox 720. With a count of three official 180’s those of us paying attention highly doubt that the executives at Microsoft had any idea how wrong they were when they declared their console the Xbox One.  The latest huge revocation in Microsoft policy; the Kinect is not required for gameplay or for the console to run. Yes, that’s right, you will have the ability to disconnect and enjoy X1 titles without the function of the Kinect camera and microphone.

“You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information. Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture or more won’t work. We still support using it for IR…

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