Microsoft will no longer offer original Kinect for Windows once stock is depleted

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 3 January 2015 20:36 GMT

Microsoft has announced it will stop selling the original Kinect for Windows sensor this year.

The firm said business customers which rely on or have commitments to the original sensor and SDK will need to contact the company as soon as possible. This is due to the fact that once stock in the sensor is depleted, new units will no longer be manufactured.

“All of us on the Kinect for Windows team are grateful to all of you in the community who jumped on this technology and showed us what it could do,” reads a notice from Microsoft. “We know that your proven track record doing great things with the original technology will only get better with version 2.”

The only option to be made available to Windows users will be Kinect for Windows v2 sensor as well as SDK 2.0.

Kinect v2 was made available to the public in October 2014 while SDK 2.0 was released in July.

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