Microsoft Shoots Down Rumors Of Kinect-Free Xbox One Bundle

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Microsoft has denied rumors that they intend to release an Xbox One bundle without Kinect, telling Kotaku they have "no plans" to do so.

Yesterday, the website Inside Gaming Daily reported that Microsoft plans to release a Kinect-free Xbox One bundle next summer, citing "an anonymous source familiar with the matter."

Inside Gaming Daily writes: "This contradicts Microsoft’s repeated implication that the Xbox One won’t function without a Kinect attached, but it’s sounding more and more like that’s a bit of PR smoke just to get the Kinect in people’s homes."

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But Microsoft says that's not true.

"We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect," a spokesperson said this afternoon. "We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One."

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Anyone pissed about the Kinect needs to get over themselves. If they're upset about it increasing the price, that's understandable but everything else is ridiculous. "They're gonna spy on me!!!" You can turn it off. "Idc about flailing around the room." No one says you have to. "I'm not gonna shout at my TV." Again, no one says you have to. "I don't want it and I'm not gonna use it." Then either don't buy the system or hook it up and don't use it. "I hate motion controls." Yeah, there will be games where you dance/exercise etc, but as many developers illustrated most controls will be in addition to the normal controller such as lifting your controller to raise a shield. People are making a huge deal (other than price) out of nothing.