Kinect 2.0 motion controller is coming to the PC on 15 July

7 Jul 2014

The Kinect for PC

Microsoft will begin shipping its new Kinect motion controller aimed at the PC on 15 July for US$199 a pop.

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor, which debuted with the Xbox 360 and more recently with the Xbox One, recognises people’s natural movements, gestures and voice commands.

It’s hard to say it has been a total success on the Xbox platform, but it certainly has been a game-changer in terms of leading to a whole swathe of physical games and experiences.

What happens when it makes it into the hands of the PC community is anybody’s guess but no doubt if developers get their hands on it, things could get pretty interesting.

The v2 sensor is intended for use with Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 2.0 and no doubt the software giant is hoping by releasing it to the dev world that a a host of new apps and uses will emerge.

Developers can use the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 to build applications with with C++, C#, VB.Net, Cx, or JavaScript.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years