Microsoft - "We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect"

#151billsfanno1Posted 7/27/2013 10:00:26 AM
I have and very much enjoy Kinect on 360, and have an XB1 on preorder. That said...

With the delay of Kinect Sports Rivals there is now no first party motion controlled game available at launch, and Just Dance will be the only motion controlled game available. I don't know how MS justifies requiring Kinect when they don't have a damned thing developed for it other than voice controlled games -- you don't need a freaking camera for that. Oops, I forgot, the camera will track if you switch controllers, my bad... I was okay with requiring Kinect when I thought it was being supported at launch, but as of now it looks like another bad decision by MS that they aren't prepared to support (just like they've relied primarily on third parties for WP and Win8/RT marketplace ... cue the crickets) and will find unending pressure to reverse. Plus, I have said all along that I just can't imagine having Kinect in 2 of the 3 rooms where I currently have Xbox 360s, which makes it likely I'll eventually buy my first Sony console(s) for them.

It just boggles my mind that MS, primarily a software company, is producing amazing hardware of late and just cannot seem to get the software part right.
#152LazyyAmericanPosted 7/27/2013 10:03:58 AM(edited)
That just means I'll never have plans to own a bone....literally the only reason I would never consider this system is that aspect....not because of the NSA or PRISM or whatever other shenanigans but simply because I don't want that peripheral shoved down my throat.
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#153Viper187666Posted 7/27/2013 6:17:33 PM(edited)
People can defend Kinect all they want, but trying to justify it because 24 million units were wold is just plain BS. How many games did it actually sell besides the ones that were free with the unit? I'd say the numbers aren't in Kinect's favor looking at it this way....

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=137938
#154blazeUP12Posted 7/28/2013 8:31:20 AM
"The NSA has devoted substantial efforts in the last two years to work with Microsoft to ensure increased access to Skype, which has an estimated 663 million global users.

One document boasts that Prism monitoring of Skype video production has roughly tripled since a new capability was added on 14 July 2012. "The audio portions of these sessions have been processed correctly all along, but without the accompanying video. Now, analysts will have the complete 'picture'," it says."


Kinect 2.0 will follow similar protocol.


http://guardiannews.com/world/2013/jul/11/microsoft-nsa-collaboration-user-data
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#155CGB_SpenderPosted 7/28/2013 8:46:23 AM
Good. Now this will encourage every developer to utilize the Kinect in unique ways since every Xbox One owner will have one.
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#156Viper187666Posted 7/28/2013 1:33:19 PM
CGB_Spender posted...
Good. Now this will encourage every developer to utilize the Kinect in unique ways since every Xbox One owner will have one.


More like encourage a ton of Xbox360 owners to stay with 360 or switch to PS4.
#157ILikesCheesePosted 7/28/2013 1:40:27 PM
whitelytning posted...
Can we all move on now?

Where to?

Here?

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/691087-playstation-4

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#158Viper187666Posted 7/28/2013 5:51:44 PM
You know. Maybe all these Kinect lovers that keep defending the mandatory nature of it should just get a Wii and leave us hardcore Xbox gamers to our controllers instead of insisting we get PS4s.
#159Ryan-06Posted 7/29/2013 7:34:24 AM
When will the price drop to 249? Maybe if sales go bad compared to PS4?

The Wii U got a price drop due to struggling sales.
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#160saiyankakarotoPosted 7/31/2013 9:57:39 PM
They will have to make the kinect optional,since only like 3 stupid people want it