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Kinect for Windows V2 officially announced

Kinect for Windows V2

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled the second version of Kinect for Windows, as previously rumored. The device looks similar to the Kinect sensor that comes with the Xbox One, and packs a 1080p camera with a wide view. The company further demoed the imaginative ways developers are already using Kinect for Windows to come up with new useful apps and games. “We think this is the future, we think this is the way we’ll all be interacting with computers,” the company said.

In addition to unveiling the Kinect for Windows V2, Microsoft also revealed that developers will be able to adapt their apps to work on Windows computers, tablets, smartphones but also on the Xbox One. The company also announced the new DirectX 12 at Build 2014, which will bring the Xbox One graphics performance to other devices including Windows Phone smartphones and Windows computers and tablets.

Pricing and availability details for the new Kinect for Windows have not been revealed during the event.


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