— Xbox Enthusiast: The Xbox Kinect has officially been put to bed. Ultimately, it never had a chance to truly shine in the first place.
Which is a shame because MS decided to put one in every box on release. What made them do this is beyond baffling especially when many if not all of thier games didn't even support the thing.
I agree. With Nintendo, they gave reason day one with games that supported the inclusion of motion. Microsoft stuck to the casual crowd thinking they would still be there, but didn't put out anything new over what was played on Xbox 360. Better tech should give you better experiences. And having 8 Kinect related studios should have gained at least one hot game that even core gamers would buy it for. But the writing was on the wall before Xbox one even hit the market. Those Kinect games that were taken away like Ryse and made into core games was a clue that Microsoft didn't believe it could do anything more than what it already did. Which was being a mic and dancing related games. But if they would have followed Dr Mark's work with motion cameras on PS2, https://m.youtube.com/watch... Even Kinect on PS2 before Microsoft bought out the company Dr Marks worked with https://m.youtube.com/watch... Microsoft could have learned that most gamers reacted better in tests of having tangible items in their hands which created more options with buttons. Which is why VR works. Because gamers are holding something.
Well Kinect sold over 33 million world wide so they did pretty good.
More like 24 million in sales which was actually pretty good. Nice try Trump. Unless you're counting Xbox one and Xbox 360 together. But gamers like facts and truth. And truthfully Kinect had no chance because Microsoft didn't back it enough on why gamers should have it.
@Apocalypse Shadow "More like 24 million in sales which was actually pretty good. Nice try Trump. Unless you're counting Xbox one and Xbox 360 together." You think PSVR is going to get anywhere close to those numbers? "But gamers like facts and truth. And truthfully Kinect had no chance because Microsoft didn't back it enough on why gamers should have it." I bought Playstation Move so don't even go there about backing products.
It was all about audience tracking. With always online they'd be able to deliver virtual live stats and market research to advertisers and that, through offering games as services, would have given them more money than just selling the XB1 as a product. Then there was ability to count people in a room watching an event, with MS able to charge charge per person watching something like football as if at a stadium. Kinect was always the ED-209 of motion controllers: It didn't matter if it worked or not, just so long as it made money.
The Eyetoy and its legacy has lived on for 14 years strong. The Kinect’s legacy is dying in half the time because of the way it was excessively marketed in comparison.
Don't remember gamers describing the eyetoy as a legacy and nothing to do with kinect. Leave the Sony comments elsewhere.
Sony fans do the same thing on XBOX articles its fair game
Motion stuff was never a success until Nintendo did it
One could argue that the on rail shooters are motion controlled games, but this is nintendo we're talking about, they invented gaming.
Gaming was there before Nintendo showed up. They only added to it. Even helped save it after the video game crash.
The problem with the enforced kinect policy wasn't just the price. Those resources could've been used to make the actual xbone a better machine.
I agree. The Xbox one was originally built around Kinect and Xbox live but with Web reactions Microsoft hanged everything and with that kinect became less and less. It has some really cool uses interaction with the Xbox to jump into games party tv ect were useful. It also had some good uses in games like head tracking in forza, steel battalion worked well with the right setup also the little bits of voice in some games like fifa for switching tactics, players ect were handy. For me the games that showed off kinect was kinect sports, fitness games like ea sports or nike+ and dance central but support for them stopped and it got less and less. It's good to see kinect still in new technology like hololens and VR but I do think kinect had more going for it out side of gaming and PC developers proved that with what they showed us. That said it's hard to push addons in the gaming industry no matter how good they are look at vr that is struggling now but getting some good support but I don't see it becoming main steam esp in gaming.
If MS would jump on the VR wagon it would not go to waste.
Now we know for 100% that there will be no VR device coming for XBOX this generation.
Kinect tech is inside MR headsets. Instead of the camera seeing you, your headset can see the space around you. Kinect became redundant because it's not needed for windows VR headsets.
I know I'm in the minority but I think the Kinect and HDMI pass through were to of the stronger features for the Xbox one. I love being able to go from TV to games seamlessly and using the Kinect voice controls to control your tv when it first came out was some next level stuff. If Microsoft would of allowed you to control your home automation and had Cortana working from beginning I think it could of been better. Everybody and their uncle is buying Echo's, Gogle Home and Apple whatever the heck their calleds right and left. I think they should of had more vision and use it as a key competitive advantage.
I took the wait and see approach and I'm glad I did! It really makes you wonder how different the landscape would be if ms nixed the Kinnect before the xb1 and launched at 399 right next to the ps4 per at the very least offered an xb1 without kinnect... I know plenty of ppl like myself that wanted an xb1 but didn't want Kinnect.
Would be cool if MS added backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 Kinect, which actually has a few games. Since they just added webcam support, it might even be possible. Everyone one I know likes some Kinect bowling :)
Nope not this generation i like the kinect 2.0 i thought it was ok but it never really had a chance once micosodt was getting so much bad press at the time
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