Speaking to the [a]ListDaily, Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb defended the inclusion of Kinect with every Xbox One console sold, despite some mixed reactions from consumers. Hryb believes that an entire world of new experiences will be possible with Kinect, revolutionizing the way people interact with their games and entertainment.
“We believe in Kinect and its ability to revolutionize the way people interact with their games and entertainment. Putting Kinect in every box allows all Xbox One users to experience its power. It also becomes a fundamental part of every system sold. When game developers, content creators and entertainment partners can count on Kinect as a part of every Xbox One, an entire world of new experiences becomes possible.”
The Xbox One actually had a very strong launch, selling 1 million units worldwide in the first 24 hours. It’s encountered its fair share of hardware issues though. Will Kinect be a vital part of its continued success? We’ll find out in the coming months.