The lights are on
Kinect isn't an accessory with the Xbox One – Microsoft has designed almost everything for the system around the device. For some users, the idea of having a camera pointed in their living rooms was disconcerting, particularly considering the console's "always on" focus. Today, Microsoft has provided some information that they hope will alleviate some of those fears.
According to a post on the console's official site, users will be able to change a variety of privacy settings to fit their comfort levels. They include whether or not players will be automatically signed in by standing in front of the unit or whether the camera is on, off, or paused.
Here's what kinds of controls Microsoft says players will have with Kinect and the Xbox One.
Take a look at our Kinect feature for more information on the device, including a look at its improved technical specs – privacy concerns notwithstanding.
For more info on today's Xbox One announcements, check out details on how the new console will approach used games and game sharing, and learn more about Microsoft's approach to the always online question.
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Microsoft, you had better prepared pretty darn well for E3!
Wow do they even care about games or their fans anymore. At this point they should come out with just the entertainment system. Why bother with games. It's clear they don't care.