Its hard to keep track of how many revisions Microsoft have made to the Xbox One since E3. Yet another revision has been revealed specifically about the Kinect Sensor.
It has now been revealed that the Xbox One will NOT require the Kinect 2.0 sensor to function. Speaking to IGN, Chief Xbox One platform architect Marc Whitten stated:
Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, Although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor, You have the ability to completely turn the sensor off in your settings. When in this mode, the sensor is not collecting any information.
Any functionality that relies on voice, video, gesture or more won’t work. We still support using it for IR blasting in this mode. You can turn the sensor back on at any time through settings, and if you enter into a required Kinect experience (like Kinect Sports Rivals for instance), you’ll get a message asking if you want to turn the sensor back on in order to continue.
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