- Dec 17, 2013
Kinect might be dead, but that doesn't mean it's useless.
A while ago, Microsoft admitted that it had ended production on Kinect units, effectively killing the motion-controlling camera array. Kinect not only had potential as a casual gaming peripheral, it also had home-automation and voice-control qualities via Cortana voice commands and its TV-controlling IR blaster.
The IR blaster is now baked directly into the console, and for the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X, you need to use a pricey adapter to continue using your Kinect. However, it is still quite cool to be able to navigate your cable channels and control volume and power simply by saying it, and there are tons of great kids games. At least one forum user agrees.
Full story from the WindowsCentral blog...