Xbox One Kinect has been dated for a standalone release on PC, along with a rather steep price-tag that may or may not be placeholder.
It follows actor Aaron Paul’s Xbox One advert, which was accidentally turning on peoples’ consoles at a distance using Kinect voice commands. Oops.
Kinect’s pricing and release date comes from a product listing on the official Microsoft store.
Here’s a screen grab in case the listing gets pulled:
Note the July 15 release date and $199 price-tag.
Microsoft says of Kinect version two, “The Kinect for Windows v2 sensor gives developers more of the precision, responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice- and gesture-based applications for the Windows desktop and Windows Store. The v2 sensor is intended for use with the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 2.0.”
It seems then that Microsoft is keen to get the device into the hands of developers. As we saw with the original Kinect, developers managed to find a variety of interesting uses for the device. Perhaps the same will happen with the Xbox One model?
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