Considering the PS4 is handily beating the Xbox One in terms of sales and the target demographic demanded extra horsepower (leading to the Xbox One X) over new methods of interactivity, Microsoft's final stab at Kinect was just a matter of time.
Originally called "Project Natal" and announced in 2009 as "the world's first system to combine an RGB camera, depth sensor, multiarray microphone and custom processor running proprietary software", the Kinect was a technical marvel at the time.
Almost seven years after its first release, Microsoft has announced that production of the Kinect has ended, reports Fast Co.
Pour one out for the Kinect! Will you still continue to use it if you still have one? In a year Microsoft introduced a touch-screen controller for Xbox 360 in Oct 2010 started to distribute shopping. Eventually, Microsoft realized the error of its ways and the stopped bundling the Kinect and bringing the pricing of the Xbox back into line with its competition.
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Gamers who still love their Kinect should be happy to know that the technology behind the device has enabled even greater capabilities for Microsoft and other developers. It's demise was coming when it was reintroduced and bundled with the Xbox One. The Kinect will power the HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality headset which Kipman also created. The technology's ability to recognize faces, voices, and bodies is something that is also very important.
Although Microsoft provided improved hardware in new the version of Kinect, yet it didn't receive much love from gamers.
If you're anxious you can no longer use Kinect, fear not. "That was our goal with the Xbox One launch", said Matthew Lapsen, GM of Xbox Devices Marketing.
This means that the current Kinect units in retailers are the last ones, and once they are all purchased, they will never be restocked.