Xbox One Removes Kinect Requirement
There were a number of unpopular aspects of the Xbox One that were revealed when Microsoft gave the first look at the next generation console. Two of the chief concerns were used game DRM and requiring a Kinect for the system to function. The first was reversed shortly after the initial announcement and Microsoft has now stated that the Kinect won't be a requirement either. Features that depend on the Kinect such as voice commands will be disabled but otherwise all system functionality will be available.