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.
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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.