Xbox One's new version of Kinect will be able to scan printed or even digital download codes, which means gamers will no longer need to type in long, 15 digit codes to retrieve pre-order bonuses or DLC. Marc Witten, Corporate Vice President of Xbox confirmed the news on Twitter (opens in new tab), following a campaign by Reddit users demanding the ability to scan in QR codes as a replacement for typing in long strings of numbers via the Xbox dashboard.
Kinect is turning into a truly integral part of the Xbox One experience. Last month, Microsoft confirmed that the console won't come with a headset (opens in new tab) for online communication, but did say that Kinect's microphone and camera features would act as a perfect substitute as they can be used for both audio and video chatting online.
Xbox One will release this November for £429 / $499. Other consoles are available.