Over the last few weeks, a lot has changed in the camp of Microsoft in a desperate attempt to have significant dominance next-gen. This includes updating the Xbox One game policy which ended Microsoft’s premature vision of the future with compulsory DRM restrictions. All those have changed now but it seems Microsoft would need more than just an updated gaming policy if they ever dream of slowing down the momentum of the PS4 which offers great value at a $100 bill less than the Xbox One.
Microsoft flip-flop more than politician’s and this can explain why the talks about an Xbox One Basic Edition without Kinect are gradually gaining momentum on the web. The rumor suggests that the Basic Edition would sell at $379.99 which of course is cheaper than the PlayStation 4. The price tag looks well over the mark, something around $399 would be more realistic. Either-way, Microsoft could follow the steps of current-gen Sony and swallow some losses while trying to remain relevant, it is very unlikely Microsoft will see that an option though.
Microsoft has constantly said the Xbox One will come with the Kinect right in-the-box, which rubbishes the rumor in it’s entirety, but the Software giant has said many things lately and back-tracked in an annoying fashion. Many people have lowered their trust for a company which has forgotten that consumers play much more role than just their wallet in the industry.
Should this happen in the future, would you purchase it or would you rather want all games to be developed across board with the Kinect?