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Microsoft Considered Building the Kinect Inside the Xbox One

Posted on the 22 May 2014 by Sameo452005 @iSamKulii
Microsoft Considered Building the Kinect Inside the Xbox One
Xbox One hardware designer Carl Ledbetter said Microsoft once thought seriously about building Kinect into Xbox One, but said that current technology made it pretty much impossible.
“We actually built models [with Kinect],” Ledbetter told Develop. “We pushed ourselves, can we put it all in one? Is that going to work? And the technology just isn’t there yet. As soon as you have something much bigger than the Kinect sensor people don’t want to put it by the TV, it’s too big.”
Ledbetter also seemed pleased with the decision make Kinect and option instead of a requirement.
“It’s all designed together, it’s holistic. And in the version that consumers can buy that doesn’t include Kinect, it still all works,” he said.
“And so I think I share the same opinion that everybody does that by having more choice for the consumer, and a new point of entry for them, it’s great.”
Starting June 9 in all markets where Xbox One is sold, consumers can purchase the console for $399/£349 without Kinect.

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