Microsoft's video games console, the Xbox One, launched a software update Thursday which redesigned the dashboard and introduced new features, but also removed the ability to control the device using hand gestures.
Previously, gamers could use the Xbox Kinect - a camera attached to the console - to make selections and navigate menu screens using hand gestures and voice commands.
Mike Ybarra, the head of the team who developed the update, explained why the feature had been dropped in an interview with industry website Windows Central.
"When we looked at the New Xbox One Experience (the new update) we wanted to prioritize features that customers were asking for, plus areas of improvement from the existing Xbox One UI (user interface)," Ybarra said.
"With gestures, the reality was the usage was very, very low. So for now, we've cut that from the New Xbox One Experience."
Games that support the Kinect feature will still function.