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Kazara created the topic: Microsoft Ends Production Of Kinect For Xbox One
www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/10/microsoft-ends-production-kinect-xbox-one/42745/

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Well that didn’t last long. Four years after releasing as a mandatory peripheral for the Xbox One, Microsoft quietly confirmed that production for the Kinect has officially ended.

In an exclusive interview with Co.Design, two of Microsoft’s executives revealed that production on the Xbox One’s Kinect was no longer active. Alex Kipman, creator of the Kinect, and Matthew Lapsen, general manager of Xbox Devices Marketing, made it known that Microsoft won’t be continuing production of the device.

Director of Studio for Creative Inquiry at CMU, Golan Levin, utilized Kinect in a lot of experimental and production UI prototyping, wasn’t entirely pleased with the news but conceded that that’s just how capitalism works, saying…

“You know, we’re all at the whim of capital. And there’s no expectation that Microsoft should do something that doesn’t support their bottom line,” he continues, choosing the words of his swallowed rant very carefully. “But this is one of those times I’m sad to hear that a tool which is used for so many different applications, and is so ubiquitous, and has served crucially as a platform for so much creative experimentation, cultural progress, and secondary innovation, in so many different fields, isn’t supporting their core business.”

“Someone has made the decision that there aren’t enough games being sold that use it and it’s a shame,”

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