Major Nelson On Kinect-Less SKU: Appreciate The Support Of Fans, Will Continue To Improve Kinect


Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb, who is also known by his twitter and reddit name Major Nelson, commented on the recently revealed Kinect-Less SKU.

The announcement of a Kinect-Less SKU has been met with mixed reactions. While some people are happy to see Microsoft slashing the price of Xbox One by removing Kinect from its bundle and retailing it for a lower price, others view it as a betrayal from Microsoft, who took an 180 on their support for Kinect.


Several developers, who were already working on Kinect at some capacity – including making games for it – already expressed their disappointment over this announcement. Even users who got the console Day 1 weren’t happy with the news, as it meant less support and focus on Kinect, which they owned. It could end up being a useless peripheral in the end.

Major Nelson did look at all the feedback and assured the fans that they love the support that Xbox One has gotten so far, and they won’t abandon their fans easily.

Everyone at Xbox appreciates the continued support of Xbox One. We really do.

From you awesome Day One folks to those who just joined the fold, we are committed Xbox One and making Xbox One the best next gen console gaming platform.

He also confirmed that Microsoft have no intention of removing focus on Kinect and they will continue to improve it.

Of course we’ll still work to improve Kinect.

What do you think about the comments made by Major Nelson? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

  • Randomdude

    What games? Halo re-makes? Ryse or Dead rising? Both of them are being released on PC, with better visuals. Look at the upcoming PS4 exclusive games line-up, dumbass. And grow a little bit of common sense in that brain.

  • Microsoft sux

    Bow to the pressure, < 1/3 the install base on next gen vs competition. No killer app on Kinect spy device, now no real developer will support it as install base is soo small. But it makes for a good E3 bullet point, but what does Microsnort do when Sony cuts it console price in 2015, follow suit, copy cat? Shame the price cut does not get you more power or 1080p, so you still get less at $399

  • AmUnRa

    Reality check you degenen need a reality check if you think that.

  • Tac-Mex 2

    PR crap

  • Reality check

    This is great news people who want Kinect can still buy it and it will be supported and people who don’t want Kinect can buy the stand alone console, everyone is happy except those Sony drones who will find something else to bitch about.

    • Tac-Mex 2

      Sony drones? Really, nobody cares if Xbone is supported, most gamers own a PC/PlayStation/Nintendo console.

      • Jim Neerland

        Oh, so you speak for all gamers? I wasn’t aware of this. Let me get all my friends together so we can have a big Xbox One bonfire and toss in our copies of Titanfall and Madden. After that we can all go buy a PS4 and copies of inFamous and Madden! /s