Only yesterday we reported that it was expected that Microsoft will release the new Kinect for PC, though an official time frame was not known at that point in time. Just a couple of days back Microsoft unveiled the next generation Xbox, called Xbox One, and along with it the new and majorly improved Kinect sensor. Kinect for Xbox 360 was brought over to PC, albeit a year after its release. Microsoft has confirmed today in a blog post that the new Kinect will be coming over to Windows in a little over a year from now. History repeats itself, so it seems.
Microsoft says that the new Kinect and the new Kinect for Windows will use a shared set of technologies, which puts them on a path to “revolutionizing gaming and entertainment” as well as “computing experiences.” Technologies such as improved skeletal tracking, new active infrared, higher fidelity, expanded field of view and various other improvements will aid in the Kinect’s ‘revolutionizing’ goals. The company also says that it will share more details on how developers can tap in to these technologies to create their apps at the Build conference, which takes place next month.