Microsoft Store indicates Kinect 2.0 for PC will launch in July
Developers and gamers alike will most likely get a chance to grab a Kinect 2.0 designed for their PCs starting in mid July, this according to a recent site-update on the Microsoft Store online.
The unannounced addition to the store offers the standalone Kinect 2.0 with a July 15, 2014 release date. The store offers the Kinect just as the company removed the device from the Xbox One console bundle, Microsoft made this decision in-order to better compete against Sony’s PS4 offerings which was $100 less than the standard Xbox One bundle.
The Kinect 2.0 won’t come cheap, the standalone price alone costs $199, and is currently geared for developers rather than customers at this point.
The $200 price-tag is sure to keep-out any simply curious individuals, but the $200 price-tag is relatively low-enough that developers eager to start programming their new apps to sell can get working right away.
Microsoft Kinect has seen tremendous growth in industries outside of standard gaming, it is being used in many forms of medical-uses and physical therapies, as well as an assisted living tool and design tool.
Microsoft states on the website that the 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. Learn more at the Kinect for Windows Dev Center. You can learn more about the Windows Kinect 2.0 by visiting the newly formed page on the Microsoft Store official listing by following the link below.
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