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Simply Dance lastly dumps Kinect and Xbox One with Simply Dance 2023

The newest entry within the long-running Simply Dance online game franchise, Simply Dance 2023, is now accessible to play on Microsoft’s Xbox Sequence X household of consoles although, surprisingly, not on Microsoft’s last-gen Xbox One consoles.

Which means that not solely was Simply Dance 2022 the ultimate recreation within the collection to launch on Xbox One, it was additionally the final Simply Dance recreation to assist the Kinect movement sensor. Whereas Simply Dance 2022 did additionally launch on the Xbox Sequence X era of Xbox consoles, gamers on these consoles had to make use of a smartphone with a devoted app for the title’s movement detection because the Kinect doesn’t work with the Xbox Sequence X. The free Simply Dance smartphone app can be wanted play Simply Dance 2023.

The abandoning of the Xbox One is a little bit of a shock as Simply Dance has a historical past of supporting online game consoles lengthy after most different franchises jumped ship. For instance, the collection was nonetheless releasing on the Xbox 360 as just lately as Simply Dance 2019.

Quite amusingly, Simply Dance 2019 was the ultimate recreation within the collection to launch on Nintendo’s WiiU console but Simply Dance 2020 nonetheless acquired a launch on the Nintendo Wii, a console two generations behind the Nintendo Swap.

Simply Dance 2023 can be sticking to current-gen consoles on PlayStation as properly with it popping out on Sony’s PlayStation 5 completely, leaving the PS4 behind.

One doubtless cause for this alteration is budgetary. The Simply Dance franchise isn’t as in style because it was once and plenty of firms are reducing budgets throughout the board, together with within the video games business. One other potential, although unlikely, cause is the noticeable UI and design aesthetic change made with Simply Dance 2023 and the promised assist for on-line multiplayer coming someday subsequent 12 months. None of those options ought to require high-end {hardware} although as the sport is actually only a music video participant with, now, zero enter from cameras. Additionally, on-line multiplayer was really a function in Simply Dance 2019 on Xbox One consoles.

Are you going to provide Simply Dance 2023 a attempt or have you ever moved on from the franchise? Tell us within the feedback under.

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