One issue we have found with the new Xbox One is to do with availability of a Kinect 2.0 extension cable, and this is something we need for our 180-inch screen in a cinema room but after thinking our situation was unique, it seems a lot of gamers have this problem for a number of reasons.
The Microsoft Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable isn’t available at the time of writing, although there is hope of a 3rd party accessory or lead releasing in the near future that can deliver an extension of over 20-30 ft.
When it comes to projectors, a lot of the time all electronics like the Xbox One are stored at the back of a large room and the Kinect 2.0 sensor needs to be at the front along with the screen, so in this situation it is a big problem without a Kinect 2.0 extension cable. The connection isn’t USB 3.0 like some people thought it would be, so thanks to a proprietary cable you will need to seek something more specialist.
You can see the Kinect 2.0 port on the back of an Xbox One above, so as you can see it is far from anything USB related but we do have hope of an accessory maker tapping this market in the near future.
Demand for an Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable – as we explained above, we thought the need for a very long Kinect 2.0 extension cable around 30 ft was unique to us but this seems to be far from the truth.
You can see one forum thread right here that reveals a lot of people have setups for their new Xbox One that require an extension cable for Kinect 2.0, and considering the new features like voice control it’s something you would rather have than leave the sensor in the box.
We noticed a few people with projector rooms just like us looking for the Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable, and also a lot of gamers have certain rooms where the console will be put a long way from their HDTV, so this means an extension cable of up to 30 ft is needed just like in our situation.
Do you need an Xbox One Kinect 2.0 extension cable? If so, explain your situation in the comments and we will update this article when an accessory becomes available. It is worth noting the included lead is pretty long at around 10 feet, although not long enough for some people and this means Microsoft or a 3rd party need to offer a solution to remedy this issue.