A Kinect-less Xbox One will launch on June 9 for $399, Microsoft announced.
“We’ve heard that you want more choices from Xbox One,” Xbox boss Phil Spencer said. “You want a wide variety of options in your games and entertainment experiences and you also want options in your hardware selection.”
The Xbox One with Kinect will still be available for $499. If you purchase the unit without Kinect, and later want to add it, you’ll be able to buy a standalone Kinect unit starting this fall.
Additionally, Microsoft announced that over 170 entertainment apps, including Netflix and Hulu, will soon be accessible to all Xbox One and Xbox 360 users, regardless of having Xbox Live Gold.
Games with Gold and Deals with Gold will also begin soon. Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the following free games in June: Dark Souls (360), Charlie Murder (360), Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (360), Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (XBO), and Halo: Spartan Assault (XBO). Deals with Gold will offer discounts, some up to 50 or 75 percent, off titles like Ryse: Son of Rome and Forza Motorsport 5.
Watch a video introducing the new Kinect-less SKU below.