How to End a Kinect Game

By Aaron Wein

Updated September 22, 2017

Use your arms to end a Kinect game.
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The Kinect serves as the gaming industry's first controller-less controller, allowing you to operate games solely with your body. In order to work properly, game developers, along with Microsoft, had to come up with creative and practical ways to navigate in-game menus. For instance, pausing and exiting a game had to be intuitive. Microsoft implemented a universal method for pausing a game at any time using a full body gesture. From there, you can use the Kinect Guide or game-specific menu to exit.

Hold your right arm down along your right side and extend your left arm to your left side at a 45-degree angle while standing. A gray icon appears in the bottom left corner indicating proper form.

Hold the position until the game's menu loads.

Use one of your hands to hold the on-screen selection mouse over "Kinect Guide" from the in-game menu. The "Kinect Guide" opens.

Choose "Kinect Hub." A message appears asking you to confirm quitting the game.

Select "Yes." The game closes.