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Microsoft won't reward early Xbox One adopters following Kinect-less console

"As with many first generation products, the offerings can be expected to change and evolve over time."

Microsoft confirmed that it's not planning to reward Xbox One early adopters following the console's price drop and recently revealed Kinect-less option.

When asked if its most passionate audience could expect any kind of bonus for jumping on board so soon - ala Nintendo's Ambassador's Program when the 3DS dropped its price - a Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer: "No. As with many first generation products, the offerings can be expected to change and evolve over time. Kinect remains an integral part of our vision. Xbox One is better with Kinect, making games, TV and entertainment come alive with premium experiences."

Xbox UK managing director Harvey Eagle similarly refused a retroactive bonus to early adopters last time the Xbox One had a price drop.

The console manufacturer further clarified that it will release the Xbox One's Kinect as a standalone product this autumn, but won't share pricing details on this a la carte peripheral until a later date.

Microsoft insists that this little doohickey will pay off in the long run. Just you wait.

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