Microsoft «bury» Kinect
Microsoft Corporation ceases to manufacture and sell Kinect, motion controller touch. This was announced by Alex Klipman device maker in an interview with reporters Fast Go Design.
In an attempt to keep pace with the popularity of games, which is controlled by means of hand movements and body, Microsoft has released the first version of Kinect in 2010 for the video game console Xbox 360. To manage games designed for this sensor, the player is not required to hold in their hands no additional controllers - Kinect motion read out the arms, legs, body and head independently. Thanks to this innovation the device is already in the first days of selling out a furious circulation has exceeded 10 million units.
This resounding success kinekt provided good publicity, and soon after the start of sales, he even got into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's bystroprodavaemoy consumer gadget.
Inspired by the success of the first version of Kinect, Xbox One consoles developers have decided to join it, and the second sensor is an updated revision in a single ecosystem. But then they were wrong, because the obligatory presence of motion sensors significantly affect the price tag of Xbox One, which at the start was more expensive than competing game systems for about $ 150. In this Kinect 2.0 is not offered to the owners of any new gaming experience, but was able to respond to voice and gestures on the menu, one way or another have been implemented in the previous version.
Games also created for the new version, according to the principle of the gameplay is not much different from those that have been developed yet for the Xbox 360. Therefore, the new Xbox bought up very reluctantly. Realizing his mistake, in Microsoft decided to abandon the mandatory bundles Kinect 2.o + Xbox One, and then began to sell the motion sensor and console separately. This step is partially managed to improve things Xbox One, but not the new Kinect has become popular even after reducing prices and attempts to offer the device with a set of family games.
The decision to curtail the production of motion sensors in many ways not a surprise, because a few weeks ago in the large retail chains have started to sell it all for nothing, while noting that the new supply is planned. It only remained to wait for the official statement, which soon followed, and by the developers.
Despite the one-sided games, produced for the device, the Kinect is well settled down in different laboratories - with it to this day are the various developments in the field of computer vision, robots and make various funny gadgets.
Here, for example, beer gun, established on the basis of the sensor from Microsoft.