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May 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Microsoft to deliver new Kinect for Windows sensor next year

The new Kinect for Windows sensor will have enhanced fidelity and depth perception. (Photo from Microsoft)

The new Kinect for Windows sensor will have enhanced fidelity and depth perception. (Photo from Microsoft)

Coming on the heels of the announcement of the Xbox One with new Kinect sensor, Microsoft announced today that it will also deliver a new Kinect for Windows sensor and software development kit sometime next year.

The Kinect for Windows sensor, which allows developers to add motion- and voice-sensing technologies to computers, will be built on a shared set of technologies with the new Kinect sensor, according to Microsoft. The new Kinect for Windows sensor will include higher fidelity (including a high definition color camera and new noise-isolating multi-microphone array), an expanded field of view, improved skeletal tracking, and new active infrared, according to a company blog post.

Microsoft did not specify price or give a more specific timeframe for general availability of the Kinect for Windows but said it would have more to share at its Build developers conference in late June.

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