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Developers react: No more Kinect

Developers react: No more Kinect

May 13, 2014 | By Christian Nutt

May 13, 2014 | By Christian Nutt
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This morning, Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would begin to be sold without a Kinect bundled with the system next month -- and that move is allowing it to shave $100 off of the console's price, bringing it to parity with the PlayStation 4, which has been resoundingly beating it in the market thus far.

The decision has been roundly praised thanks to the business sense it exhibits -- but that's far from the only perspective on the situation.

Some developers are unhappy about this change because of the lost work, or the system's shrinking possibility space for design. Others see it as a betrayal of the core principle of the system as outlined by Microsoft at the outset. Others? They are simply glad to see a more competitive Microsoft in the next-gen console marketplace.

Below, Gamasutra gathers up reactions from a host of developers who took to Twitter to express their reactions to the change.



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