Xbox One S Will Not Have Dedicated Kinect Port; Free USB Adapter Available from Microsoft

on June 14, 2016 11:30 AM

At the top of Microsoft’s press conference at E3 2016 yesterday, one of the expected announcements was the reveal of the Xbox One S, a smaller, more compact version of Microsoft’s console that will also seem to be eschewing built-in support for the Kinect.

In an update from theĀ Xbox Wire, Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One S will not feature a built-in port for Kinect like the previous iteration of the console, with the company confirming that the port was excluded “to make the Xbox One S as compact as possible.”

The company explained however that Kinect will still be supported on the Xbox One S, with Microsoft to offer Kinect owners a USB adapter that can be obtained for free through their website once the Xbox One S launches this August.

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