Kinect Adapter Discontinued By Microsoft

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And now, after selling millions across its Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, Kinect is effectively at the end of its days.

The major problem with Xbox One Kinect was its lack of third party support and proper attention from Microsoft itself.

Xbox One S initially launched with a now-expired offer of a free Kinect adaptor. Those in the know would call the situation a scalper's paradise, so it may pay to snag one even if you never plan on finding a Kinect to use it. There are still a small number of folks who regularly use Kinect for its motion tracking and voice recognition features.

Here's what Microsoft had to say regarding the Kinect adapter situation. Its newest consoles need an adapter for the Kinect, but you won't find that anymore.

Microsoft has taken another step to making Kinect a thing of the past, confirming it has stopped manufacturing of the Xbox Kinect Adapter.

Will you be posting your Xbox One Kinect adapter online to get some cash for something that's no doubt sitting in your closet?

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Polygon reports that Microsoft has discontinued the Kinect Adapter, which made it possible to connect the Kinect sensor to an Xbox One S, Xbox One X or Windows device.

This is only the latest, and perhaps final, nail in Kinect's coffin.

Many Xbox One gamers expressed their sadness over the news, and Microsoft received some backlash from netizens. However, it's been out of stock at the Microsoft Store and retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop.

Kinect was introduced in 2010, a time when motion-based gaming was still all the rage. Microsoft did launch new updates to make sure Kinect games are playable without the Kinect.

Xbox One X has been priced at Rs 44,990, which might force first time console customers to think twice before buying it as its competition is offering its console at a lower price point.