But of course, this will cut-off some of Xbox One features, you won’t be able to use speech or use hands gestures to control the console, neither you will be able play games that explicitly uses the sensor. SEE ALSO: Microsoft officially unboxes Xbox One (video) Still a big question mark to why the new policy change, many tech news outlets has credit the new reversal to current privacy concerns. Furthermore, Microsoft repeatedly told game developers that they could count with a sensor on every Xbox One. This is no longer true and it could become a problem for game designers to target their audience with new games. SEE ALSO: Microsoft details new Xbox One Home Gold benefits and digital game sharing Now that Kinect is no longer a requirement to use the game console opens the door to new questions, such as: will Microsoft offer a Xbox One bundled without Kinect? In the past Microsoft said no but now this could be a reality. And this also brings us to the next logical question: will Microsoft offer a cheaper version of Xbox One? Nothing hasn’t been announced, but it could be that the company is thinking on playing at the same level as Sony’s PlayStation 4, which offers the console without a sensor for $399. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.