The writing has been on the wall for some time, but now Microsoft has officially rubber-stamped it: Kinect is dead.
Microsoft has pledged to support UK developer Rare after a round of layoffs hit the studio and Microsoft decided to sell Xbox One without the Kinect sensor.
Classic franchises such as Banjo-Kazooie and Viva Piņata are coming to Xbox One - in the form of new Kinect Sports Rivals challenge packs.
"I still feel a bit sad with you guys for the article you wrote about Rare being dead," Craig Duncan, the boss of the Microsoft-owned Kinect Sports developer, says at the beginning of our interview, not in an abrasive, confrontational way, but in a genuine, heartfelt way. I listen and believe it did make him sad. No doubt it saddened a few here.
Microsoft has insisted it has no intention of selling Xbox One without Kinect.
Kinect Sports Rivals - the game that should show what Xbox One Kinect can really do - will finally be released in April.
Microsoft-owned developer Rare wanted to make another entry in the Kinect Sports series for Xbox One because it felt it had "unfinished business" with the sensor.
With the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One around the corner, and with performance tests of both Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 present and correct, the next generation console power debate is in full force - and there's an early frontrunner.
Microsoft has announced Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason, a free "trial experience" of Rare's motion-sensitive sports game.
It'll be available to download from the console's 22nd November launch in Europe, North America and Australia and feature wake racing, one of the full game's six main activities.
The Kinect Sports Hub app will also go live, and allow you to track your progress against others.