Why Xbox One S drops native Kinect support as we reached out for an official statement from Microsoft on why the once highly pushed device has been sidelined for the slim version of their current generation console.
That's good that they're offering Kinect adaptors for free, for the people that want them. How far they have come from their original vision that Xbox One IS Kinect though!
Because these new boxes are the new direction and phil spencer's new vision for xbox.
Glad its gone. Kinect blew and its games too. A toast to stupid motion gimmicks.
I was never a fan of Kinect either. Good riddance in my opinion. Kinect was the sole reason I didnt buy an Xbox One at launch, but when Phil released a version without Kinect I got it the day it came out.
Kinect absolutely great technology. Bad to hear that.
Great tech but severely under utilized.
Kinect is great as a voice controlled universal remote. They should just integrate that functionality into the console. They're halfway there with the IR blaster, just need to add the voice recognition.
They currently are adding that functionality with Cortana being included in the next coming months. All you'll need is a headset plugged into your controller and then you can start giving voice commands.
It wouldn't be expensive to put a mic into the console though, and it would allow you to voice command just like Kinect. Why use a headset and a controller to change the channel or volume of your TV, etc.?
@TheCommentator, I agree, wished they would have just put a decent mic right next to that shiny new IR Blaster but the unfortunately didn't. Atlhough it's slightly more inconvenient, at least the capability to do it will be coming soon. Better than nothing.
I own a launch XB1 and its a real disappointment that the kinect failed. I feel that they had something pretty good but really failed to make it better or maybe it was the best it could be..im not sure. I did like using it to trn on my system (tv and receiver). But I felt that the commands were to limited and you had to say them precisely or it didnt work. Guess ill add the kinect to all the other older unuseable console hardware I have lol
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