For some time now there were rumors of Microsoft planning on expanding their Kinect to include their Windows OS as well. Today the official Kinect for Windows blog revealed that they are indeed working on a new Kinect sensor for Windows and will see to release sometime next year.
In the announcement Bob Heddle, the director of Kinect for Windows said that the new Kinect for Windows will “revolutionize computing experiences”.
“We’re continuing our commitment to equipping businesses and organizations with the latest natural technology from Microsoft so that they, in turn, can develop and deploy innovative touch-free applications for their businesses and customers,” he wrote.
“Both the new Kinect sensor and the new Kinect for Windows sensor are being built on a shared set of technologies. The precision and intuitive responsiveness that the new platform provides will accelerate the development of voice and gesture experiences on computers.”
Microsoft is now expected to reveal more information about the new Kinect sensor for Windows at the company’s BUILD 2013 conference which takes place between June 26 – 28.