Microsoft confirms Xbox One Kinect will scan QR codes, including game cards

Microsoft has officially confirmed that the Kinect camera that’s bundled with all Xbox One consoles will be able to scan QR codes, including pre-paid Xbox Live Cards.

Microsoft’s Marc Whitten took to Twitter to inform gamers that their lives will get a bit easier thanks to the much-maligned Kinect camera. Until now users had to manually input the 25-digit codes that came with some games and Xbox Live cards, which was a boring and frustrating process. But Whitten confirmed that folks will be able to use the console’s camera to simply scan a card almost instantaneously.

Considering how much grief Microsoft got for its Kinect bundle and always-on policy, news that this will actually makes gamers’ lives easier may soften some of the criticism out there.

Source: Twitter

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