You can "pause" Kinect while playing games.
By Wesley Yin-Poole
Microsoft has addressed increasing privacy concerns around Xbox One and Kinect.
Microsoft's new console requires Kinect be connected to it to work, but, according to Microsoft, you can "pause" the motion sensor.
"At Microsoft, we prioritize your privacy," the company wrote in a new update to Xbox.com. "We understand that your personal data and privacy are important."
Microsoft said it will navigate you through Xbox One's privacy options, such as automatic or manual sign in, privacy settings and notifications about how your data is used. "When Xbox One is on and you're simply having a conversation in your living room, your conversation is not being recorded or uploaded," Microsoft insisted.