CunningSmile wrote:You'll say it will happen in 3 to 5 years Turtle but I'd counter by saying that by then there will be so many One games that use Kinect in an integral way that buying a One without a Kinect would make about as much sense as releasing the 360 without a control pad would.
Accepted that by then many developers will have integrated Kinect into their games, but just as with the in-cock-pit view in Grid, the developers will be able to monitor just how many people use it, and if the investment is not matched by the usage, the developers will simply cease to include it in their games, and I warrant that a lot of people will not use the Kinect facility. It may be that there is a resistance at the start and that with time more will use it, equally it may be that many people will use it at the start and then the fad will pass (a Wii effect if you will).
Time will tell and no one can predict exactly what will happen (we'd all be rich if we had such an ability), but if you listen to the current voices of resistance and dissent, it is reasonable to surmise that the take up will not necessarily reach the desires of Microsoft, and if that affects the developers will to include it in their games (because the implementation cost is not matched by its use) and if the inclusion of Kinect does indeed impact on sales of the One, the only logical conclusion is for Microsoft to re-evaluate their plans for Kinect. Unless of course, Microsoft and the developers come up with something really innovative that causes all the naysayers to change their opinion, but truth be told it doesn't appear that they have managed to do that in time for launch of the One, and scepticism is rife as to whether they really can. But to admit defeat within 12 months of the launch of the One would be pretty humiliating for Microsoft, and in fairness, they and the developers should be given time and chance to demonstrate why we need the Kinect. But I standby my view within 3-5 years we will see a Kinectless One, and hopefully Microsoft will engender some goodwill from those that didn't want to pay for a peripheral that they don't want and will see the continued success of Microsoft and the One.