Kinect For Windows v2 Detailed By Microsoft

by Dan Ryckert on Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Windows PCs are going to receive their own version of the Xbox One's Kinect, and a few details were recently revealed by Microsoft. One of the most immediately noticeable is the omission of the console version's glowing "X" logo on the right side of the face. In its place on the Windows version is a simple glowing dot.

Among the other minor changes is the word "Kinect" on the top of the unit in the bottom-left corner. The device requires a hub that connects the Kinect sensor to the power supply and the PC's USB 3.0 port. The post on the MSDN blog indicates that the device is getting "closer and closer to launch," but no specific timeframe was mentioned.

Our Take
It appears that this v2 of Kinect won't make any drastic changes to the device. Hope you enjoy a bunch of buttons showing up over your desktop whenever you need to scratch your head!