Craig Chapple writes :
"Designer Carl Ledbetter tells Develop how Microsoft considered building the motion sensor into the console itself, and why he’s not sad to see it unbundled
The Kinect has long been a part controversial, yet also innovative and defining inclusion to the Xbox One.
Microsoft was once committed to the motion sensing peripheral, even willing to charge £80 more than Sony’s PS4, such was its faith in the tech.
As the man who designed the hardware, Carl Ledbetter, tells Develop, early on Microsoft even toyed with the idea of building the Kinect into the Xbox One itself. A permanent, non-removable feature. And one of the key reasons it decided against it were based on looks."