Reportedly Microsoft is planning to release an Xbox without Kinect in June 9th. It will cost $399 ticking $100 gap between the Xbox One and Sony’s Playstation 4. Xbox One is going to work giving the advantage to customer’s convenience and despite the early promises to developers and Xbox One owners that Kinect would ship with every console, it’s clear Microsoft is having to change course and listen to consumers.
According to Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phill Spencer, “people just like playing games with a controller in their hands.” He also added that they will continue to innovate on Kinect as it is considered to be an effective differentiator. There are people out there that want to make choice when they want to make it. The $499 model will continue to be sold, but Mictrosoft will also introduce a standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One later this fall.
So many rumors about Xbox One pricing changes and Microsoft’s simultaneous alterations to Xbox Live Gold. There are so many claims that company would drop the requirement for an Xbox Live Gold subscription for streaming apps.
In a nutshell Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners will no longer have to sign up to an Xbox Live Gold subscription to access apps like Skype, Netflix, Hulu, Internet Explorer and many more.
The equally surprising move comes as Microsoft continues to assess how it will roll out universal apps across Xbox One, Windows, and Windows Phone, with a potential Xbox One app store in the works.