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Among the myriad of details recently revealed about the upcoming Project Scorpio, it has come to light that the new Xbox system will not feature a port for the Kinect.

The Project Scorpio does not feature a dedicated port for the Kinect because the new system’s port arrangement is reportedly based on the Xbox One S instead of the Xbox One. Kinect users shouldn’t worry too much, however, because—just as with the Xbox One S—gamers need only a USB adapter to connect a Kinect.

There’s one major downside to this approach, however, is that Microsoft just discontinued a program offering free adapters to people who upgraded to an Xbox One S. Unless the company starts the promotion back up again after Project Scorpio’s launch, anyone who currently owns an original model Xbox One and Kinect who wants to upgrade to Scorpio and still use the peripheral will need to pay $40 for the privilege.

Details on Project Scorpio’s final system specs and backward compatibility improvements were broken down in the recent coverage, but Microsoft’s full reveal of the hardware is going down at this year’s E3 with a launch expected for holiday 2017.

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Source: Eurogamer


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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Project Scorpio doesn’t have a dedicated Kinect port, either

A little extra hardware is required to use the Kinect on the upcoming Project Scorpio.

By Nick Plessas | 04/6/2017 11:30 AM PT

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Among the myriad of details recently revealed about the upcoming Project Scorpio, it has come to light that the new Xbox system will not feature a port for the Kinect.

The Project Scorpio does not feature a dedicated port for the Kinect because the new system’s port arrangement is reportedly based on the Xbox One S instead of the Xbox One. Kinect users shouldn’t worry too much, however, because—just as with the Xbox One S—gamers need only a USB adapter to connect a Kinect.

There’s one major downside to this approach, however, is that Microsoft just discontinued a program offering free adapters to people who upgraded to an Xbox One S. Unless the company starts the promotion back up again after Project Scorpio’s launch, anyone who currently owns an original model Xbox One and Kinect who wants to upgrade to Scorpio and still use the peripheral will need to pay $40 for the privilege.

Details on Project Scorpio’s final system specs and backward compatibility improvements were broken down in the recent coverage, but Microsoft’s full reveal of the hardware is going down at this year’s E3 with a launch expected for holiday 2017.

Read More

Source: Eurogamer



About Nick Plessas

view all posts

Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808