22 Cans founder Peter Molyneux has joined video gaming analyst Michael Patcher in saying that Microsoft will be releasing an Xbox One console without the bundled Kinect saying that it’s “unthinkable” that the company won’t release a model without it.
In March video gaming analyst Michael Patcher revealed that he believes Microsoft will be launching an Xbox One without the “irreverent” Kinect sometime in 2015. This opinion has been seconded by gaming veteran Peter Molyneux who also things Microsoft would be a bit daft if they don’t.
Molyneux revealed to Edge his thoughts on the Xbox One being bundled with the Kinect: “Maybe it’s because we’re in England, and it doesn’t really use the TV stuff, but it feels more and more like a joke. My son and I sit there saying random things at it, and it doesn’t work.
“They could cost-reduce it [by removing Kinect]. I’m sure they’re going to release an Xbox One without Kinect. It would be unthinkable that they wouldn’t.”
Though I’m a huge fan of the Xbox One, I have to agree with Molyneux and Patcher, the Kinect for me is pretty useless until I get into the swing of streaming games often. I hardly use the voice commands too and when I do they never really work, I’ll often be yelling “Xbox, sign in” until I give up and use the controller.