The New Xbox One Experience Will Not Use Kinect Gestures

By   /   Nov 10, 2015
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While Microsoft continue to make it clear that Kinect is still going to be important to the Xbox One, it will no longer be part of the Xbox One Experience. With the new update, gestures no longer be used to navigate the dashboard.

This was revealed on Windows Central in an interview with Mike Ybarra who leads the team working on the new Xbox One Experience. When asked about Kinect and gestures and how they will be used on the new dashboard he revealed:

“On gestures, when we looked at the New Xbox One Experience we wanted to prioritize features that customers were asking for, plus areas of improvement from the existing Xbox One UI. Then, we wanted to look at the use-case model of features that take a lot of investment and say, “is it worth continuing to invest in that area?”

With gestures, the reality was the usage was very, very low. So for now, we’ve cut that from the New Xbox One Experience. So when we launch on the 12th, they won’t be in the product. We’ll continue to monitor and listen to feedback to see if people want them in.”

GameSpot who also reported the story managed to get a further statement from a Microsoft representative:

“Gesture controls for navigating the dashboard were removed to focus on fan-requested features resulting in a faster and more social Xbox One experience,” the representative said. “Kinect motion detection continues to be available for Kinect-enabled games, biometric sing-in, and video calls with Skype for Xbox One.”

So there you have it, although the Kinect will still be supported in terms of games, the dashboard will no longer use gestures. It still has its uses for services such as Skype where the camera can be used for video calls.

Will you miss the use of gestures on the Xbox One dashboard? Let us know your thoughts on the subject below.

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