Microsoft to Stop Making the Kinect

Microsoft to Stop Making the Kinect

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, which sold millions across its Xbox 360 and Xbox One iterations is now officially dead. The company has revealed that it has put an end to manufacturing of the device, meaning those still sitting on store shelves will be the last ones available for purchase.

The news was shared by Kinect creator Alex Kipman and Xbox Devices Marketing GM Matthew Lapsen in an interview. Support for the device will continue, so there’s no need–at least in the short term–to worry if you’re someone who still enjoys playing the odd game that uses it or pausing Netflix with a voice command.

The future of Kinect came into focus when Microsoft released the Xbox One S, the first new iteration of Xbox One. The system revision lacked the necessary port for Kinect, necessitating the use of an adapter for those who still had one laying around. Similarly, the upcoming Xbox One X lacks an integrated Kinect port.


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