No more Kinect, Only $399 Now, and No more paywall for 'streaming' apps like NetFlix
Just weeks before E3, Microsoft has done another huge 180 on their Xbox One Marketing plans, by dumping Kinect finally, and removing Xbox Live Gold from its apps, and dropping the price to $399 & more
Lots of people are wondering why Microsoft didn't wait until E3 for their big Press Conference to announce the huge changes to Xbox One , so they could hype up the 'listen to consumers' on stage and rape in all the free mainstream press coverage, but instead they decided to silently leak out the huge changes via MajorNelson and other blogs, and they are big ones.
- No More Kinect.
- Xbox One to be only $399 Now.
- And no more paywall for Netflix, Twitch and other key apps, all FREE now.
Besides the above there is bunch of other changes listed below, and it seems M$ wants to remove that growing gap between their rival PS4, and even tho E3 is 5 weeks away, they can't afford to wait and allow that gap to get any bigger, and now going all-in to win this next-gen console war, with E3 being solely focused on their huge exclusive line-up of new games due to be release thru-out 2014/15.
Here is what Major Nelson said about the sudden changes to Xbox One:
Major Nelson ends his blog post, with the fact that Kinect will be available soon by itself for those that wish to jump into the Kinect experience this Fall after seeing the awesome power of Xbox One console by itself, without the game enhancing power of Kinect.
So what do you think about the sudden changes, and doing it a month before E3, will it make Xbox the winner over PlayStation?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Delivering More Choices for Fans (via) MajorNelson
NEWS SOURCE #2: Microsoft to remove Xbox Live Gold paywall for streaming apps (via) EuroGamer