What Removing Kinect Did for Microsofts Xbox One


Microsofts Xbox One has been struggling to compete with Sony’s Playstation 4 due to its power, however it seems that Microsoft has found away to bring their console up to speed.

Microsoft has confirmed that their Xbox consoles have received a power boost, not because they have added some new, fancy software but because they have taken out Kinect, the motion sensor.

By removing Kinect, which was believed to be Microsofts selling point, the console has become faster, more powerful and now has more flexibility.

In order to boost the Xbox’s rating, Microsoft has also gone ahead and added a host of new features, 45 to be exact, however, the real head turner is the unbundling of Kinect.

Some argue that this decision by Microsoft has turned into a “PR nightmare” as initially, the company advertised Kinect as the way of the future and that they had been designing next generation consoles around this technology.

Microsoft plans to release a software development kit later this month for developers to optimize games and see just how fast and smooth they run.

The elephant in the room however, seems to be how Microsoft will compete with Sony’s 1080p at 60 frames per second.

Microsofts response?

“How developers choose to access the extra GPU performance for their games will be up to them. We have started working with a number of developers on how they can best take advantage of these changes. We will have more to share in the future,” the spokesperson added.


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