If you scour the internet much like we do, then you may have noticed a rather ridiculous rumour suggesting that Microsoft could be set to release an version of Xbox One without Kinect.
We try not to post rumours here unless it's part of our 'Rate the Rumour' feature and even then the rumour would have so have some legs, so in this case we looked over it completely.
Anyway, it seems that Microsoft has poured cold water over any suggestion that it'd ever release Xbox One without Kinect, “We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect,” reads a new statement. “We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One.”
So there we go, even if you were hoping that Xbox One would release without the camera, it seems you're out of luck.