A rumor began on Inside Gaming Daily citing an anonymous source that the Xbox One would have a Kinect-less bundle available for purchase. Apparently a lot of people think this would have been a good idea. I don’t understand why. Would you want a console without a controller? Anyways, Microsoft addressed the rumor, telling Kotaku that there would not be a bundle without the Kinect.
Of course, this could just be Microsoft’s PR at work, and a Kinect-less Xbox One is still possible. This has happened many times before. Information is leaked, PR denies its truth, leaked information happens anyways. So, we’ll see. A spokesperson from Microsoft told Kotaku that they believe in the value of the Kinect and what it has to offer both gamers and regular users of the product for entertainment.
I thought the Xbox One sounded cool even when it had “DRM”. If I could afford it, I would have pre-ordered it before the changes. But I’m always online as it is, and I love cloud gaming. I really look forward to the Illumi-room!