Microsoft calls time on Kinect manufacturing

Enlarge Image Microsoft is kicking Kinect to the kerb.                  CNET

"We're in the fifth year of the cycle and you would expect that units to be down, although we have some positive mix because of the new launch of the Microsoft Xbox One X console, which is a higher ASP product for us".

Pour one out for the Kinect!

Digital Foundry, the guys behind the deep benchmarking tests and framerate comparisons, have got their hands on a final retail version of the upcoming Xbox One X, and have filmed a full unboxing video for your pleasure.

Since then, the Kinect has been slowly dying as many people weren't too chuffed that they had to pay more for the console likely forcing them towards the PlayStation 4 - which is now the best selling current-gen console.

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Recall that the Kinect story began with the announcement of Project Natal at the worldwide exhibition of electronic entertainment E3 in 2009-m to year.

Microsoft has made a decision to end production of its motion control camera sensor Kinect for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows. Plans to make the Kinect v2 hardware an integral part of the Xbox One console experience, however, were quickly reversed and when Sony undercut the Xbox One's price by removing its own camera system from the PlayStation 4 box Microsoft soon followed. In a year Microsoft introduced a touch-screen controller for Xbox 360 in Oct 2010 started to distribute shopping. The units pricing and failing to live up to expectations forced Microsoft to kill the bundles. The technology's ability to recognize faces, voices, and bodies is something that is also very important.

Nevertheless, the Kinect still found more niche uses among a developer community, including the exploration of its use in business and healthcare sectors. Microsoft is also working on the Hololens, which was developed by Kinect creator Alex Kipman.

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