Despite Microsoft removing Kinect from some Xbox One bundles, the company remains committed to the camera technology, according to executive Phil Spencer. He says in a new interview that Microsoft has no plans to abandon Kinect, explaining that it remains a “great part” of the overall Xbox ecosystem.
Spencer pointed out that Microsoft just recently updated its Upload Studio movie-making app with virtual green screen support. He went to pledge even further investment in Kinect going forward.
“We’ll continue to build functionality to make it a valuable part of the ecosystem,” he explained.
As for why Microsoft decided to offer an Xbox One bundle without Kinect, he said it came down to Microsoft wanting to be more price- and option-conscious.