Microsoft had discontinued the Kinect sensor itself in the Fall of 2017. The Kinect was a huge bet for Microsoft, but it didnt pay off — the technology wasnt quite reliable enough, the games werent as good as they could be, and the novelty wore off.
What happened to the Kinect?
The Kinect stopped being made in 2017 and Microsoft stopped making an adaptor for newer consoles in 2018. But, it is still being used, in conjunction with mostly PCs, for a variety of applications, from supermarket checkouts to 3D cameras.
Will there be another Kinect?
Best answer: No way, no how. Kinect is a dead accessory, with canceled support by Microsoft. A second-hand unit will still function for the small library of available games and provide modest voice command support, but youre far better off just grabbing an Amazon Echo for the latter feature.
Does Just Dance 2021 need a Kinect?
Just Dance 2021 works across generations, with a Series X version requiring the use of a smart phone app that replaces the Kinect functionality of the Xbox One version. As you may expect, playing Just Dance 2021 can be quite the workout too.