Kinect is finally here. Correction: The future is here.
The race for developing software on PCs for Kinect 2 is on as Microsoft has begun sending out waves of 'Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview' kits for teams to start poking around in.
The original Kinect came to PC without much fanfare, beside some quirky experiments now and then. Microsoft say they're impressed by studio "expertise, passion, and the raw creativity".
Activision made a long presentation of Call of Duty: Ghosts at Microsoft's Xbox One reveal. Not only did the publisher show off the story trailer, but went on about the game's technical prowess. Now, Activision boss Eric Hirshberg has revealed how the game will take advantage of Kinect 2.0.
Microsoft has announced that Kinect 2.0, which is bundled with Xbox One, will be also be available for PC users. Kinect program manager Scott Evans stated, "We will bring this to PC. We will have more information soon."
Microsoft has issued a press release stating that over 76 million Xbox 360 consoles have been sold since launch, along with 24 milllion Kinect devices.
Corporate giant Microsoft's mad scientists are at it again. A Microsoft Research team in Cambridge, UK is working on a project known as Digits which is gesture-sensing as it monitors fingers (digits).
LEDs are mounted on a plastic wrist strap which face the palm and use infrared light to accurately model the user's fingers, and thereby track their movement to discern what gestures they're making.