It costs nearly as much to build the upcoming Kinect "2.0" sensor as it does the Xbox One console it'll ship with, an anonymous Microsoft developer has said.
Speaking in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session the developer, whose identity was purportedly verified by the site's staff, said, "The majority of the masses care only about the console, except that the success of the Kinect carries much more weight to us. The sensor costs almost as much as the console to make."
"The goal with having a Kinect ship with every Xbox is to guarantee to game developers if they implement Kinect features into their games, everyone who has an Xbox will be able to experience it," continued the developer.
"I often see people dismiss the Kinect instantly because they haven't seen it work like I have. It is an integral part of the Xbox One experience."