Microsoft has confirmed that they have no plans to reward Xbox One early adopters following the console's price drop and recently revealed Kinect-less option.
We hear everyday from the new head of everything Xbox Mr Phil Spencer how everything they do now is for the fans and since his takeover we have seen some massive changes to the next gen console in a bid to please the fans.
The latest ploy to keep up in the next gen race is to drop the Kinect which we were all told was fundamental to the Xbox One's operation. The Kinect which not only added $100 to the overall price of the console, but also took up a valuable 10% of the machines processing power, which will be returned for the Kinect-less Xbox consoles with a newly adapted user interface to work with controllers.
This is great news for all those buying the Kinect-less version of the Xbox One, they get a cheaper , faster machine, but what of all the loyal fans, the hardcore fan base that stuck by Microsoft whilst everybody else opted for the cheaper PS4?
Microsoft were asked if there would be any reward for the loyal Xbox fans that early adopted the massively flawed and overpriced machine to which they responded:
"No. As with many first generation products, the offerings can be expected to change and evolve over time. Kinect remains an integral part of our vision. Xbox One is better with Kinect, making games, TV and entertainment come alive with premium experiences."
So their opinion is that even though the Xbox One performs better without the Kinect, its still actually a better experience with the overpriced camera attachment!
Maybe if Microsft took the same approach as Sony and sold all peripherals as option extras then they would of been in a better position from the start.
Yet again, thanks for nothing Microsoft.