Thursday, 28 December 2017

The end of the road for Microsoft's Kinect

This is something that has been long predicted but a few weeks back Microsoft formally announced that they will no longer making the Kinect device. The device dates back to 2010 and the previous generation of Xbox consoles (the 360) and held much potential which was sadly never really realised commercially.

Still, as there are many researchers in games tech (but also many other domains too) who used it or still use it this is a piece of news which has significant importance.

The good news is that the spirit of Kinect lives on in the Hololens Microsoft now offer (albeit it in a very different packaging/approach) so anyone missing the now discontinued device could do a lot worse than looking into acquiring one of those.

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