Microsoft "buries" Kinect

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Microsoft ceases the production and sale Kinect, sensor motion controller. This was announced by the Creator of the device Alex Lipman in an interview with reporters Fast Go Design.

In an attempt to keep up with the popularity of games in which management was carried out by means of movements of hands and body, Microsoft released the first version of Kinect in 2010 for the Xbox 360 game console. To control games designed for this sensor, the player is not required to hold any additional controllers — Kinect reads the movement of the arms, legs, body and head independently. Thanks to this innovation device in the first days sold mad copies, has exceeded 10 million units.

This resounding success provided the Pay is good, and shortly after he even got into the Guinness Book of records as the world's fastest-in the world of consumer gadget.

Inspired by the success of the first version of Kinect, the developers of the Xbox One decided to join it and the updated sensor of the second audit in a single ecosystem. But here they miscalculated, because the obligatory presence of the motion sensor substantially affect the price tag of the Xbox One, which at the start was more expensive than competing game systems for about $ 150. While Kinect 2.0 did not offer any new gaming experiences, but was able to respond to voice and gestures in the menu, that was implemented in the previous version.

The Game is created for the new version, according to the principle of the gameplay is not much different from those that were developed for the Xbox 360. Therefore, the new Xbox sold out extremely reluctant. Realizing their mistake, Microsoft has decided to abandon the mandatory Kinect bundles 2.o + the Xbox One, and then began to sell the motion sensor and the console separately. This step is partially successful, to improve things Xbox One, but the new Kinect has not become popular even after lowering prices and trying to offer a device with the sets of family games.

The Decision to end production of the motion sensor is largely no surprise, because a few weeks ago in large retail chains began to sell it all for nothing, noting, however, that new supplies are planned. It only remained to wait for the official statement that soon followed from our developers.

Despite the one-sidedness of the games produced for the device, Kinect is well settled in various laboratories — with its help, and to this day are various developments in the field of computer vision, robots and doing various fun gadgets.

Here, for example, beer gun, created on the basis of the sensor from Microsoft.

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