Kinect PC Brings Near Mode, SDK To Windows Next Month
Kinect for Windows will launch on 1 February in 12 countries at a suggested retail price of US $249 (about £160) Microsoft has revealed.
The device will include the Kinect SDK, enabling users to create their own apps, while students will be able to pick up the bundle for a special academic price of $149 (£100).
Kinect for Windows won’t be compatible with the Xbox 360 due to different firmware, which, among other things, enables desktop users to operate Kinect functions from just 50cm away – a world away from the living room dimensions originally recommended to use the device with the Xbox 360.
Expect more of a functional, commercial strategy for Kinect on PC, rather than a high concentration of game functionality.
Check out the Kinect for Windows site for more details.