Microsoft irritated some of their fans earlier this year when they announced they were going to start selling an Xbox One minus the Kinect for $100 cheaper than the original price. Some gamers who had already purchased the more expensive bundle when it was first released felt like they were being duped, and many Xbox One owners didn’t seem all that happy with the Kinect from the start. Now I don’t know all the thoughts and ideas that went into Microsoft’s decision-making process, but they may’ve just had some other plans for their Kinect.
They’ve now announced that the Kinect 2.0 will be available for Windows beginning on July 15th of this year. They’ve also announced they plan to take full advantage of the Windows Store and offer exclusive games to those to use their Kinect with a PC.
The Kinect 2.0 will also sport a few upgrades from its predecessor, including: 1080p resolution, a better motion-tracking system, and improved depth sensing.
When it releases, it will retail for $199 which is still considered expensive by many people, so it will be interesting to see if Kinect 2.0 catches on with the PC crowd.
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