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The Xbox One just got a new Kinect game, because reasons

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Kinect (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Just Dance 2022 is now available for Xbox consoles, PlayStation 4 and 5, and the Nintendo Switch.
  • The game supports the Kinect on Xbox One consoles to track your movements.
  • The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S do not support the Kinect.

Just Dance 2022 recently launched on consoles, including the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The game is also available on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5, though the experience is different on modern consoles compared to their older counterparts. In what's a bit of a surprise in 2021, Just Dance 2022 supports the Kinect.

Before you dig through your drawers for a dongle to set up your Kinect, note that the accessory does not work with the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. Even if you have a Kinect USB adapter, it will not allow the camera to work with Microsoft's newer consoles.

If you play the game on the Xbox One, you can use the Kinect to dance along with your on-screen avatar. People with newer consoles will have to use the Just Dance Controller app, which is available on iOS and Android.

A listing on JB HI-FI outlines the different ways players can dance along with Just Dance 2022:

No additional accessories are required to join the fun! Just use your smartphone with the Just Dance Controller app!

Just Dance 2022 is compatible with:

  • The Joy-Con controllers on Switch
  • The PlayStation Camera on PS4
  • The Kinect sensor on Xbox One

Just Dance 2022 is not compatible with:

  • The HD camera on PS5
  • Any camera on Xbox Series X

Just Dance 2022 has 40 new tracks. If you have Just Dance Unlimited, you'll have access to over 700 tracks throughout the duration of your subscription.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

6 Comments
  • Kinect had so much potential imo.
  • Now you got my attention... All of my attention.
  • So Xbox had exercise programs on the Xbox One using the Kinect, and Nike + Kinect Training. They ditch the Kinect and the fitness programs. Then someone creates a mirror for working out at home that has a camera and screen built in, and Apple is even trying something. Microsoft left this too soon.
  • "Apple is even trying something."? Apple has a full on fitness service.
  • The Kinect is dead. Long live the Kinect.
  • So does this mean on the PS5 and the Series consoles you hold your phone in your hand? Because that's really stupid and a pretty big downgrade from last gen.