This Week in Tech News: Microsoft’s new Kinect video-game controller gets a preview
Posted On July 24, 2021
The company announced a new Kinect gaming controller on Thursday.
The new controller is called the Microsoft Xbox One S and it’s designed to work with the Kinect gamepad.
It’ll be available in July for $399.99, and it’ll also have two additional modes: the new “sports” mode, where you can run and play sports with the Xbox One, and the “multiplayer” mode.
The company also added a new app to the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 PCs and tablets, which can stream games and apps to the Kinect.
The Xbox One and Kinect games will work with Xbox Live.
You can get a look at the new Kinect game controller below.
It comes with a two-year contract, so it should be available to buy in July, if Microsoft has its way.
Microsoft has also updated its Kinect app with a new “Sports” mode called “Kinect Sports.”
You can download it from the Microsoft App Store for the Xbox one.