Gamers uninterested in Microsoft s next-generation Kinect who were hoping to save some money by purchasing a stand-alone Xbox One are in for some bad news. According to Microsoft s corporate vice president Phil Harrison, the company currently has no plans to sell the two devices separately. Speaking with CVG at the Gamescom 2013 conference, Harrison made it crystal clear that the Kinect is absolutely integral to the Xbox One experience, and he likened selling the console without a Kinect to selling it without a Blu-ray disc drive or without memory. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 ownersAlso Read - Forza Horizon 5 available for pre-orders: Price in India, editions and more
Xbox One is Kinect. They are not separate systems, Harrison said. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem. Also Read - Everything Xbox and Bethesda showcased during E3 2021: Age of Empires IV, Xbox mini-fridge and more
Microsoft has been more than willing to backtrack on some policies following backlash from gamers, but it looks like the Xbox One-Kinect bundling policy is here to stay. The new Xbox One will launch this coming November starting at $500, which is $100 more than rival Sony s PlayStation 4 console.