Kinect was once hailed as the next big revolution in living room gaming, and was meant to be a big part of the Xbox One. Over on the Microsoft store the Kinect is listed as out of stock, but if you really want one some places will still have them available, and doubtless there'll be plenty of second-hand ones about.
While many gamers are probably thinking "it's about damn time", a Windows version of the Kinect is also used extensively by researchers for various research activities. People weren't as excited about working up a sweat while playing games anymore, and the Kinect didn't offer any enticing games specific to it to drum up interest.
KitGuru Says: Given that the Xbox One X doesn't include a Kinect port, and the standard Xbox One and One S no longer come bundles with the Kinect at all, this news isn't too surprising.
So, if you still have one, dig your Kinect out of your closet and thank it for its service with one last spin of Just Dance.More news: Iraq's Kurds offer to freeze results of independence vote
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With the release of the Xbox One, Microsoft made a decision to couple the device with the console. Design that it had sold 35 million Kinect units since its initial release in November 2010.
First dead in our hearts, and now dead at the manufacturing plant, the Kinect is no longer in production. He also noted at the time that "Kinect's depth-sensing camera and microphone ... kills any accusations of it being a Wii-inspired gimmick".
"When we introduced Xbox One, we designed it to have the best experience with Kinect".
Support will continue to be provided by Microsoft for the Kinect, but the ongoing fate of its developer tools have yet to be made clear. Plus, there was never a true killer app game for Kinect along the lines of Halo or Gears of War.