The news comes from Co.Design, who dove into the device with Kinect creator Alex Kipman and Xbox Devices Marketing general manager Matthew Lapsen.
Microsoft made a big deal about its Kinect accessory over the years, and for good reason. Microsoft officials said they've sold about 35 million units of the device.
Pre-ordering the Xbox One X will allow consumers to pick up their console from a Microsoft store at 9 PM Pacific time immediately after the launch event. If you want a Kinect for posterity, now is the time to get your hands on one. Because Microsoft heavily advertised the hardware in the bathrooms of the Anaheim Convention Center there was a running joke that Microsoft was always watching you, a stigma that it never really shook off as it tried to peddle the device on us all the way up through the Xbox One era. Once again, the Kinect is meeting its end. In 2014, Microsoft cut bait, removing the Kinect from Xbox Ones and slashing the console's price to $400.
Whether we'll ever see the Hololens or any of the Mixed Reality headsets head to consoles is still very much up in the air but games like Halo Recruit or the demoed version of Minecraft on the Hololens seem to suggest that it is on the horizon. However, the company will no longer produce it once retailers are able to sell all of their remaining stock. The depth sensing technology, developed by PrimeSense, gave way for the likes of Faceshift, both of which were acquired by Apple. I don't think I could say that the Kinect was a success during its lifetime as it certainly was unique but ultimately it's demise is cemented in the fact that the company is no longer building the product.