Microsoft has today announced that its somewhat controversial Kinect sensor will be coming to market as a standalone product on October 7 this year. The device will retail for $149.99 in the United States, and we imagine it'll be priced accordingly elsewhere.
The standalone Kinect sensor also comes with a new game, Dance Central Spotlight. This game requires the Kinect (obviously) and allows you to dance to your favorite tracks on Xbox One.
Microsoft said in its official statement:
When we announced the new Xbox One option, we also shared that we would deliver a standalone Kinect sensor for people that chose to purchase the sensor at a later date. We’ve always believed in the magic Kinect brings to Xbox One and today we’re excited to confirm that, beginning in October 7, fans will be able to purchase a standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One. The standalone Kinect sensor comes with Dance Central Spotlight, the latest in the dance series from developer Harmonix, which will be available as a digital download and features a soundtrack of 10 hot tracks. Kinect with Dance Central Spotlight will be available at retailers for $149.99.
This is a good deal if you ask us. If you purchased the Xbox One without Kinect in June and are starting to reconsider that purchase, now you can buy yourself a Kinect sensor and be just like all the cool kids.
Will you be purchasing a Kinect sensor or are you happy without one/with the one you've already got?