Kinect 2.0 for Windows PC launching July 15th

Kinect 2 0 For Windows

The Xbox One’s motion controller will be available as a stand-alone purchase for Windows PCs

According to a listing on the Microsoft Store the Kinect 2.0 for Windows will be coming to PCs on July 15th with pre-orders now available.

The PC supported Kinect features, more accurate skeletal tracking, expanded field of view, an HD colour camera and improved noise-isolating mics.

When the Kinect 2.0 for Windows was initially announced last year Kinect exec Bob Heddle said at the time, “the new Kinect for Windows sensor will revolutionize computing experiences. The precision and intuitive responsiveness that the new platform provides will accelerate the development of voice and gesture experiences on computers,”

A Kinect for Windows pre-order will cost $199. Developers looking to work with Kinect on PC will need to get a separate Windows SDK 2.0 software licence that allows for applications built in C++, C#, JavaScript, VB.Net or Cx.

Used in combination with Oculus Rift the potential for new exploration into immersive Virtual reality environments with the Kinect as a motion controller opens up some interesting new possibilities for PC gaming.

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