Microsoft has been producing standalone Kinect devices separate from the Xbox One bundle for use on PC and tablets for a while now, but not anymore. They’ve recently announced that they will be ceasing production of this version of the Kinect. The Xbox One version will still continue to be made, for now. However, Microsoft will be releasing a (ridiculously overpriced) $50 converter to turn Xbox One Kinects into ones usable by PCs and tablets.
I really have a feeling that Microsoft will be completely dropping the Kinect soon. First, there was the Kinect-less Xbox One after the company had been pushing at how “necessary” the device was for a long time. Then, there’s this announcement. I, and many other gamers, won’t be missing the Kinect when it’s gone for good.by