Update: Microsoft reps have since confirmed that this rumour is untrue.  It’s business as usual.

Original Story:

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.