Microsoft's Alex Kipman, creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, GM of Xbox Devices Marketing announced the death of Kinect.
Well I cant say it was my favorite piece of equipment.
Very happy to see they finally eliminated this from Xbox. It's been nothing but a plague to anyone who was an Xbox fan from the original Xbox days.
I got the Xbox when it came out Nov 15,2001 and I can say the it didn't bother me one bit. I never got one, never played one but still love Xbox, so what you said is only true for some and not all
@threefootwang Yet if you love gaming on Xbox and never touched a Kinect, it STILL affected you, whether you want to admit it or not. https://i.imgur.com/zl10SZ0... Here is one example. So you were perfectly happy with the full studio of Lionhead being put to work on the Kinect only title Fable The Journey? You wouldn't have preferred it handed over to some other smaller studio while the flagship developers of the Fable series were put to work on ANYTHING else?
You can't just flip the switch and get rid of Kinect. It's built into the system. It's part of everything. Oh wait.
The tech behind the kinect was pretty sound. The way they implemented it in games, not so much. about the only fun I had was gunstringer and fruit ninja. On that note, can anyone explain why the PS4 camera is laid out like the original kinect with two lenses? Was MS onto something with that design or ?????
I'm getting at the fact that when Kinect was brought in during the 360 days, MS's focus shifted exclusively to that. For us core gamers who were enjoying authentic exclusives up until then, we got shafted pretty hard. It took the firing of Mattrick for them to finally realize that. (I know he wasn't officially fired but you know what I mean) If MS had kept to the original Xbox and early 360 days with its solid line up of then exclusive games, the Xbox One would've probably have been a lot more popular not to mention more successful then it currently is.
The dual camera design helps with calculating depth, similar to our eyes.
I'm genuinely disappointed Kinect is being dropped.
That's not fair, it made a beautiful modern paper weight
Oi, if Kinect is a paper weight, what is PS4 Camera?. Case in point PS4 Camera can't tell the difference between a face or arse cheeks, this isn't a dig, just a fact. My fella accidentally logged into his PS4 Pro with his arse cheeks, whilst very funny, it's not the best either
Your definition of beautiful must be quite different from mine then.
The PS4 camera has VR now so your entire comment is flawed.
A rock i better paper weight, why waste your money on something you can get free? Surely you could put that money to or 2.....or a game?
@pinkcrocodile75 EYETOY from 2002 could tell the difference between a face or an arse cheek. You do know the tech was there long before Kinect right?
I say scrap Kinect and release a simple device that allows for voice commands. $20
@pinkcrocodile75 My PS Camera works fine - but then again my face doesn't look like my arse ;)
@andrewsquall, of course I know, I'm not stupid lol. Still doesn't change the fact the facial recognition feature is a bit rubbish. Not that I don't get the need for it with PSVR as we finally got our PSVR sorted after a replacement. @SolidSate Cheeky bugger!, that's my husband ya talking about lol. He's annoyingly good looking although only 5ft 10. Sexy arse mind probably why the PS4 Camera took a shine to him. :D
@pinkcrocodile75 While the humour is nicely welcome. The camera do this day still holds a purpose, but it still give PS Move it's life and especially PSVR. This is PS3 and PS4 technology being VR to today's console. Can't wait for what PS5 has in store.
@pinkcrocodile75.....The PS4 camera isn't discontinued. Neither is the original PS4.
@pink "Oi, if Kinect is a paper weight, what is PS4 Camera?" A device necessary for PSVR?
I think you can still use it as that. @pink PS Camera can log you in, so it has facial recognition. not sure why facial skeletal recognition is that important anyways, as I can't think of a single game which uses it, or why it'd be fun in the first place. Did you know that the original kInect(not sure about the new one) couldn't even tell you had a torso if you wore something too black in a dark room? Both cameras had their strengths and weaknesses. As to the difference. Kinect wasn't even supported after MS threw the switch and removed it as a requirement for the system. There were almost no exclusive Kinect games, and barely any "better with Kinect" games. The PSMove actually has quite a bit of support in a lot of games, and is an essential part of PSVR. Move support is available in almost all PSVR games. The PS Camera is also a popular peripheral among the streaming crowd. For all intents and purposes, The PS Camera is, and always was, put to more use by the overall user base and developers than Kinect 2 ever was. The difference is, Sony managed to keep the PSCamera relevant by not making it a requirement for everything, whereas MS fumbled with their own initially required peripheral out of the gate. If your fella accidently logged into PS4 with his ass cheeks, then I'd first question why he's branding his ass cheeks around the house, and then wonder what he looks like, because never once have I had my PS4 log me in through anything other than my face, nor has it recognized my wife's backside as anything that would be on file for log in. In any case, facial, or backside recognition is a function of software, not hardware. A camera is nothing more than a lens to connect the real world to the software which interprets the image it receives.
Wait, I can log into my PS4 with butt recognition?
Think I went to school with pinkcroc's "fella". He loved low fat milk. No way - just found a pic on FB http://www.behindthevoiceac...
@YoungKingDoran HAHAHA, cheeky [email protected]@rd. I wasn't kidding when I said it logged him in with his arse. He came downstairs looking for underpants and socks, he had his back to the camera and it put the square with the smiley face around his arse cheeks and all of a sudden we got the dash. I was killing myself laughing. I told his mates in his gay rugby team, they won't let him live it down.
I'm not surprised
huh！so much for 'Xbox one equals kinect, kinect equals Xbox one' ms owes all early Xbox one adopters (those forced to get a kinect) an apology, and possibly 100 bucks
I use it more than ever now lol. Cortana is fun to use
http://m.ign.com/articles/2... Another lie RIP
Speak for yourself.. Kinect is awesome. It is the best dust collector I've ever owned.
Good. Kinect was such a waste of time.
Fantasia was fun. But it wasn't worth buying a Kinect.
And money. Lots and lots of money. I mean they literally bought a start-up company just to say they "invented" some of the tech that went into kinect.
I do feel more could of been done with Kinect but its had little support since the xbox one came out. Be interesting to see how the tech is used in other areas.
Yeah the tech itself was cool and all lot could have been done with it outside of gaming
More could have been done in gaming it just isnt MS area of expertise
Ah I could see that VR and Kinect makes perfect sense. I always thought Milo had tons of potential
@lxeasy: And when did MS ever reach the potential of Milo? When did they ever live up to the potential of anything more than a party game?
Yes it could, especially with VR i think Microsoft is being very short sighted in this.
It gets chalked up with the other unsupported devices gamers have seen. I thought the potential was great for supplementing gaming, but without third or even first party support that potential was never realized.
It's not nearly accurate enough to work well with VR. I guarantee you they've experimented with it.
What ashame! He really was a good kid and this news just confirms his death. RIP
Completely forgot about that little liar. Screw Milo.
Thought they drowned him in that lake of his after they drew him a picture.
Pretty sure.... everyone saw this coming... Especially after you needed an adapter for the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X...
I don't understand this. Kinect is the future of gaming. Why?
One day there will be a Kinect game that will truly unlock The Power of The Cloud.
And that is the final nail in the coffin of the most failed accessory in gaming history.
It failed in the hands of the consumer but probably made Microsoft plenty of $$$
most failed??? Actually, as accessories go...Kinect was one of the most successful...
Um....not even close. R.O.B. U-Force Sega Activator Atari Mindlink thats just off the top of my head.
Kinect gimped the OG xbox one and single handling almost killed the Xbox brand alone I have never witness an accessory do such damage to a huge brand..
No. Microsoft's original Xbox one policies almost killed the Xbox brand. Kinect would have only made sales slower because of the cost of the bundle. The policies they wanted were the devastating blow they took.
Apocalypse Shadow True that also did some damage, but the Kinect did more damage in the long run. Kinect made the Xbox One weaker and made the price 100 dollars more than the PS4 (initially). MS had a huge opportunity, but decided to set an underwhelming path of the Xbox One by forcing this accessory that nobody wanted on the consumer.
I agree. That's what I meant on the bundle slowing sales. Forcing that bundle was a mistake. But if there was a game to justify that bundle, they could have eased the pain. But they didn't. And it's dead.
Think the most failed accessory would be the Power Glove....or maybe that Robot thing from Nintendo.:) Realistically, the first Kinect was far from a failure. MS caused the Kinect 2 to fail because they tried to force it, instead of giving people a reason to actually want to own it. Granted, I think a lot of that audience that made it successful on 360 wasn't likely there for the X1 release either way, and I think MS overestimated just how well it would go over based on using metrics from a casual crowd which doesn't generally partake in $500 consoles. A bigger reason for it's failure though was MS didn't even support the damn thing with X1. Especially after they stopped shipping it with every system. It had terrible support after that. Next to none really. What's the last Kinect game MS actually promoted? Kinect Sports? It failed pretty hard didn't it?
I still use my frequently for voice commands. The last time I used it for a game was Kinect Sports Rivals.
A mic from 2001 can support voice commands also.
But that would require me to have the headset on at all times...
I can't imagine what you must think of Microsoft's mixed reality "headset" then.
That's one of MS's biggest lies. That Kinect was necessary for voice functionality, when voice functionality outside of a microphone is 100% software. It's why we have voice on literally everything now. Weird how my Amazon Echo doesn't need a Kinect. Odd how my PS4 doesn't need a Kinect either. I wonder where they hid the Kinect in my phone?
Huh? The system itself doesn't have a mic so yes it needed kinect or some other device to pick up voice commands.
You mean the device that comes packaged with every XBOX? The headset that plugs into the controller? That's how it works with Playstation. You can use the PS Camera or any mic plugged into your controller. Microsoft specifically was telling people that the Kinect was special and needed for voice control. Also, Milo.
100% i remember ms selling kinect and one of the sale points that xbox needed a kinect for voice command, something that can be implemented by software, the controllers couldve had a mic designed in it and wouldve came out cheaper for ms and sold it for a good price to ppl without breaking their pockets
@Yeah & Sam Oh okay I get what you're saying. I forgot they did say that and then patched in headset enabled voice commands later. Totally stupid for them to say. That being said I do like being able to do voice commands without having to need a headset on.
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Microsoft just released there Mixed Reality platform on Windows 10 devices...for them, its the future...Kinect is no longer needed. For those wanting a 1080p Skype cam for there Xbox...the console now supports 3rd party webcams...just plug and play...
Now picture kinect in conjunction with AR & VR..in my opinion this is a big mistake.