Why did MS dump Kinect processor? There was 'no need' for it

Microsoft has claimed that it removed a processor from Kinect because there was "no need" to have it in the peripheral.

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Natsu X FairyTail3337d ago

They dropped it because of the chances of getting RROD and the parts to make that processesor would probably spike kinect's price which is already high.


Godmars2903337d ago

This from the company that said their console didn't need HDMI, built in wi-fi or a HDD...

testerg353337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

Sony didn't need rumble oh wait.. then we had to buy another controller cause rumble was needed.

Edit: You're right.. they did add HDMI, wifi.. then again.. Sony does the opposite by removing card readers, bc, otheros, ...

Biggest3337d ago

Good thing we aren't talking about Sony, huh? And no, you didn't have to buy a new controller. They work just fine.

testerg353337d ago

Right.. and you have to buy Kinect? My 360 works fine without it. Yet all you see are PS3 fans on Kinect articles.. like they're really considering buying a Kinect?

Btw, I didn't have to buy Move, but I did and you really do need 2 controllers to enjoy Gladiator, volleyball, archery... and the drumroll please... cost me $163. What..that much??

Godmars2903337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

You don't have to buy the new - more expensive - "transforming" 360 controller, but you likely will.

It also wont have - though yes, Sony were idiots not to settle like MS and Nintendo did - a patent lawsuit connected to it.

Point is Jolly1, you and others are still going to buy even though you already have charge kits.

JOLLY13337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

Do you mean the same price? It comes with a play and charge kit for the limited edition grayscale controllers.

punisher993337d ago

Sony never said they didn't need rumble. If this was the case, then the PS1 and PS2 controllers would have never had it either.

testerg353337d ago

punisher99, here you go:

The reason Sony didn't incorporate rumble into SIXAXIS wasn't related to a lawsuit over patent rights, but because it was a "last generation feature," according to Sony's president of worldwide studios Phil Harrison. Speaking to GameDaily BIZ, the outspoken exec. dashed hopes of the feature making a comeback later in PlayStation 3's life:
"I believe that the Sixaxis controller offers game designers and developers far more opportunity for future innovation than rumble ever did. Now, rumble I think was the last generation feature; it's not the next-generation feature. I think motion sensitivity is. And we don't see the need to do that. Having said that, there will be specific game function controllers, potentially like steering wheels that do include vibration or feedback function -- not from us but from third parties."

nickjkl3337d ago

rumble isnt needed but its a nice feature to have

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JOLLY13337d ago

All that stuff you mentioned isn't actually needed. They are great "extras", but they aren't needed. Just like rumble isn't "needed" to play a game, it is just a nice extra.

ReBurn3337d ago

This again? I thought we dealt with this nearly a year ago.

Captain Tuttle3336d ago (Edited 3336d ago )

C'mon ReBurn. You know better that that!

OsamaOnCrack3337d ago

they just removed it to save money....

gamer81793337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

Ps3 is fucking cheap. They remove bc to save money on the ps3. And also instead of making alot of games for the move, they simply update older games to work with move. Only blind fanboys want to play those games with move instead of a regular controller

punisher993337d ago (Edited 3337d ago )

You wanna talk about cheapness. How about releasing a console in this day and age that has a tray loading disc drive, that scratches your disc to hell if you move your console while its in it. What is this 1998?? Even the PSone could be moved without scratching the disc and that console came out in 1995. Or releasing a console with no HDD at all even though there are games out there that either require an HDD or require extra space. This generation Microsoft has completely redefined the word "cheap".

lowcarb3337d ago

What kind of bozo would move his console with a disc inside and why? Just doesn't make any sense for someone to move his console around all the time with a disc inside especially being wireless. I don't think your being honest.

gypsygib3337d ago

I guess you haven't played too many Xbox and PS2 games on a big Hd TV because you'd know that they look terrible - worse than on a SD tv. I love the HD remakes, I wish MS would make Fable and Halo HD remakes with achievements for 30 bucks, it would be amazing!

jukins3337d ago

speaking of fanboys i think its obvious which kind of fanboy you are. so its bad to patch older games with the OPTION of using a motion controller. lol even at launch the number of move only games outnumber the past games that have received patches.

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