Don't expect a free Kinect adapter with your Xbox One X

If you were hoping to get your hands on a free Kinect adapter with your Xbox One X purchase, you might want to temper your expectations. When asked about the possibility of a free adapter program on Twitter, Xbox Marketing Chief Aaron Greenberg noted that a previous program to give free adapters to Xbox One S buyers has ended.

If one wanted to parse Greenberg's words, you could infer that a similar program for the One X hasn't been totally ruled out. However, that doesn't seem likely.

After an initial push with the launch of the original Xbox One, Microsoft has largely left the Kinect behind. The most obvious evidence of this is what caused the need for adapters to begin with: the lack of a Kinect port on the Xbox One S. Because it uses a proprietary connector, the Kinect required a dedicated port on the original Xbox One. Since Microsoft eliminated the port on the One S, it ran a program to give away free adapters for some time after the console's launch. Like the One S, the Xbox One X also lacks a dedicated Kinect port.

If you are planning to use a Kinect unit with your Xbox One X, you can pick up an adapter for $39.99.

The Xbox One X is scheduled for release on November 7 for $499.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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