Is Microsoft About To Let Kinect Play Nice With Windows?

Is Microsoft About To Let Kinect Play Nice With Windows?

With hackers showing the world what Kinect is truly capable of, it was only a matter of time before Microsoft decided to release its own, official PC support for the Xbox 360’s motion sensing camera.

PC gossip site WinRumors reckons that Microsoft “is currently preparing an official Kinect SDK and driver support for Windows based PCs”, meaning that instead of having to mess around with code to get Kinect working on your PC, you’d just need to download the official drivers and go from there.

It’s also claimed that Microsoft will be promoting the use of Kinect on PC with third parties, which will hopefully not just lead to loads of exciting new ways to interact with your computer, but to official Kinect games on the PC as well.

Microsoft preparing official Kinect drivers and SDK for Windows [WinRumors]


  • Nah, they are pretty obviously crowd-sourcing for a while I think. Not a bad idea, but I still hope they hire a couple of the open source devs for some ideas.

  • My pc is attached to the same tv as my 360 it does everything, im on it now.
    i have been waiting since the first hack to have something that can enable me to completely control my media center with kinect.
    this could be great, especially if M$ makes built in support for win 7 media center.

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