Update: Microsoft reps have since confirmed that this rumour is untrue. It’s business as usual.
Rumours originating at Examiner.com and based on some emails back and forth with Edelman, Xbox’s longtime PR firm, say that the Xbox One no longer requires a Kinect to be connected in order to function. However, the Kinect will still be included with each console and there are currently no plans for a price drop.
All credit for this story goes to Nichoals Gigante at Examiner.com.