The Kinect 2.0 is now rumored to have a new sensor for infrared detection. This will change the depth resolution to 512×424. The view field will be increased to 70 degrees horizontal and 60 degrees vertical. The Kinect 2.0 will sport a camera with a resolution of 1920×1080 and will have 6-bit YUV. Video stream will be at 30 fps. The Infrared detection sensor will work better in situations with poor light as well.
The new Kinect will come with USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0. The device will be wired, and will reduce latency time from 90ms to 60ms. The far wider viewing angle will give the device the ability to detect 6 players, as well as removing the need for a tilt monitor. Players will no longer have to worry about cramping up and the device will have the ability to work around furniture as well. Also people of short or tall height will be able to use the Kinect just well. If all these features will be a part of the Kinect 2.0, then it might be able to give stiff competition to competitors of the Xbox.