This resulted in Microsoft eventually unbundling the Kinect from the Xbox One and reducing the price of the console. It's an AR headset that uses a Kinect sensor. For those consumers that've been waiting to pick up a Kinect - now's the time.
The Kinect had a good run.
Leading up to the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft planned to make the Kinect a required part of the machine.
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No further Kinect units will be produced, and remaining stock will be sold until reserves are depleted, the pair confirmed. We have contacted Microsoft for confirmation and any official word but it does look like the end for the landmark camera. Fast forward one year and the name was revealed - Kinect - and now fast forward seven years and the same exciting concept has been discontinued by Microsoft.
Microsoft initially touted Kinect as the next level of motion control, one that eschewed physical, hands-on controllers by using the human body itself for input. See also: iPhone 8 front camera could get Kinect-style 3D skills.
The Microsoft Kinect was first introduced back in 2009 at E3 under the codename Project Natal and was launched next year after it was officially given the name Kinect at E3 2010.
There are no words to describe how I feel when I sit down in front of the Xbox One for a little gaming and it pops up "Welcome Eric!" because it knows me. It was May of 2014 that the Xbox One was re-released sans Kinect.