Microsoft’s Kinect had a rapid ascent and slow, sputtering demise — it was an inelegant end, as the company couldn’t find a permanent spot for the once revolutionary accessory. Now Microsoft is finally ready to put the final nail in that coffin.
Kinect creator Alex Kipman and Xbox GM Matthew Lapsen
told Fast Co. that the company is finally end-of-lifing the peripheral, after a few years of taking the pedal off the gas. We’ve since confirmed the move with Microsoft.
It’s not for lack of trying, of course. After a debuting the 3D camera for the Xbox 360, the company started shipping the Kinect with its new Xbox One — but ultimately backed down making it mandatory part of the purchase. Ultimately, gamers seemed to prefer a more traditional game pad experience. As Nintendo can tell you,...Read details...
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