XBOX One Will Work Without Kinect Sensor And The Controller Will Become PC Compatible In 2014

XBOX OneMicrosoft has announced that the controller of XBOX One will be compatible with PC once the fresh software hits 2014. It seems like one of those most wanted features which XBOX 360 owners always wanted. You can obviously make the XBOX 360 controller to work with PC, but that’s not a wallet friendly situation. If you have a wireless XBOX 360 controller you will have to buy the dongle which costs almost the same as a decent PC controller itself. The news comes in after a Microsoft representative telling the pad will operate with desktops once the fresh software hits in 2014 to the Penny Arcade Report.

Another news which came in today is about the XBOX One’s capability of functioning without the Kinect sensor. Ina Q and A session posted at IGN, Xbox One Chief Platform Architect Marc Whitten was asked if the XBOX One would work without plugging in Kinect Sensor.

“like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn’t plugged in, although you won’t be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly used the sensor.” –¬†Whitten responded.

He also went on to say we can even turn off the Kinect sensor from the settings so that it will not collect any information from you. But if you enter into a Kinect experience required app or feature, it will prompt you to enable it to proceed.

After hearing all these stuffs I am thinking Microsoft has started to listen to their customers and act accordingly. will all these changes make you want to buy XBOX One? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.


Source: Engadget

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