Microsoft changed their mind (or lied, depending on who you talk to) about never offering an Xbone without Kinect. Starting on June 9th you'll be able to purchase an Xbox One without Kinect for $399.
Source: IGNXbox One will come without Kinect later this year, Microsoft has announced. It will cost $399 USD on June 9. In Europe, that's £349 and 399 Euros.This brings Xbox One's price to parity with PlayStation 4.
Just this past February, Microsoft stated it had no intention of removing the device from its new console.
"Kinect remains an important part of our vision," head of Xbox Phil Spencer said. "Many of you are using Kinect for Xbox One every day."
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When Microsoft first announced the Xbox One, it was revealed that the console wouldn't function if Kinect was unplugged, leading some to worry about privacy. Since then, the company decided to reverse this policy.
I'm glad they're doing this. I really dislike the Kinect and never use it on my Xbone and the $100 price drop is definitely nice. Curious to see if this takes away any steam from the PlayStation 4.