Microsoft: No Free Kinect Adapter with Xbox One X Upgrade

From IGN - October 10, 2017
By Jordan Sirani

Microsoft will not be offering free Kinect adapters for those who purchase an Xbox One X as it initially did for those who upgraded to an Xbox One S last year.

"We provided free adapters for a good part of last year following X1S launch, but that program has ended," Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing, said on Twitter. Xbox One X owners looking to use Kinect can still purchase the adapter, which retails for $40 USD.

With the launch of Xbox One S, Microsoft did away with the requisiteKinect port on the back of each console, rendering the peripheral useless without an adapter. To remedy this, Microsoft offered the adapter for freeto anyone who upgraded to the S model. However, as Greenberg revealed, that program will not be reinstated for the launch of Xbox One X, as it had already even ended for Xbox One S purchasers.


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