Microsoft's next-generation game console arrives without Kinect support: as Phil Spencer, the company's Xbox business leader, revealed in a blog post, the Xbox Series X will not support existing Kinect accessories or 3D camera games.
In a blog post, Spencer explains in detail that the console will support games back to the first generation of Xbox, which Microsoft has been trying to emphasize for a long time – but in the post, for the first time, he made it clear that support does not cover Kinect titles. Spencer confirmed this in a statement to The Verge, saying “there is no way” to support Kinect hardware and games on the Xbox Series X. Like the Xbox One X, the device doesn't have a dedicated Kinect jack, and the devices won't work with Microsoft's USB Kinect adapter, which was disconnected two years ago.
In return, both the Xbox Adaptive Controller and the Xbox Elite Controller will be usable with the new console, so you don't necessarily have to invest in new controllers for a multiplayer experience. In the post, the company also tried to highlight that it won’t want to force gamers into the next-generation console, with titles released by Xbox Game Studios in the coming years to be available on Xbox One as well. At the same time, the company will shut down production and sales of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles – but the Xbox One S in the field will remain in the product portfolio for the future.
In addition to the above, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is designed specifically for subscribers. the company has provided good news: in addition to the package, it will provide access to the xCloud game streaming service from September at no extra cost. In the latter, more than a hundred Xbox Game Pass titles will be available at its stable launch.
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