While existing Kinect sensors will obviously continue to work, eventually the functionality could hit end of life for Xbox consoles, as support from developers becomes non-existent.
Many of us imagined a future where Kinect, powered by Cortana, would take Xbox from being a simple games console to a point where it was the centerpiece for your entire connected life, powering smart home devices, media center, and more. Without a microphone array attached to your console, voice commands on the Xbox are painful to use, and it seems like Microsoft agrees, considering Cortana has barely been updated for months.
In any case, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the fate of Kinect. Did you hate the accessory? Are motion and voice controls lame? Is this the biggest screwup Microsoft has made since, well, the various other screwups over the past few years? Windows Central forum user Bobvfr started a thread to discuss exactly that. Jump in, and let us know your thoughts.
Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!
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