Xbox One Without Kinect
Microsoft now may be looking into a graphical boost for the X1 now that the Kinect will no longer be sold with the console.
Kinect currently uses 10% of the X1’s processing power to manage Kinect functions such as voice commands. With that bit more power will the Xbox One be able to achieve a better frame rate or resolution. Only time will tell.
Xbox One will come without Kinect on June 9th. It will cost £349 that’s $399 and 399 Euros.
This I was not expecting. Microsoft have been standing ground on this stating that Kinect is vital to the X1.
This price point will now be level to the PS4, which is taking the lead in sales. You will still be able to purchase the Kinect as an accessory if you so wish to.
If this was Phil Spencer’s idea to change things around he is going the right way about it. Getting this news out of the way now will also mean that there will be more time for games to be announced at E3 🙂 Oh please make that so.