This article echoes why I thought removing Kinect was a bad idea: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/05/13/premature-celebration-heres-why-a-kinect-free-xbox-one-is-terrible-news/
Don’t misunderstand me: I believe removing the bundled requirement of Kinect will result in a huge surge of sales momentum for Microsoft, and an influx of happy Xbox One gamers. What concerns me most is how we, as collective consumers, are stifling innovation (concerns me as well)
Consider that Sony had to basically lie to millions of people about the true purpose of the lightbar in their DualShock 4 controller. If the masses would have known from the beginning that it was meant for VR, I can imagine the outcry would have been about as vocal and aggressive as when Microsoft announced that its Kinect 2.o would now be mandatory.
We’re afraid of new things. We just want our sequels (CoD anyone) and our comfortable, familiar, controller-driven experiences.
...I’m worried that this move by Microsoft will stifle any possible innovation or development on the Kinect side of things. Developers won’t be compelled to forge new paths with Kinect on the gameplay side of things. App programmers may not be convinced to develop voice controls for their upcoming Xbox One software… --- FML
We're not afraid of new things we just don't want to be forced to spend more money for something we didn't have a say in whether we wanted or not. All MS had to do from day is offer two different skus and market Kinect in a way that made it impossible not to want it. MS had no idea how to market the Kinect or push as you can clearly see and because of that they had to ensure its inclusion in every console so it wouldn't backfire on them which it did anyway. Just alot of poor planning on MSs end --- Juan is........NUMBER 1! XtremeWRATH-Gamertag
Couldn't agree more. This is a negative for both the gaming industry and technology. Gamers are clueless. --- I will try and see it from your point of view, but I doubt we'll be able to fit both our heads up there.
The sony light bar is in no way comparable to the Kinect. There have been calls since the controller came out to allow it to be "turned off", which should be an option. Sony didn't tell people the reason because they weren't ready to announce their VR stuff.... Completely different kettle of fish.
Also, I'd rather have no motion "innovation" in my games. So consider me happy to stifle.. --- GT: Tyfighta23. PSN: Tee_Doff
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