Second generation Kinect sensor is coming to Windows
Microsoft announced at BUILD back in April that it would make its Kinect for Windows v2 sensor and Software Development Kit (SDK) available sometime this summer. Keeping true to its promise, developers can pre-order the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. Those who do will be able to start building out solutions such as Windows Store apps for Kinect ahead of everyone else.
Sensors that are pre-ordered will ship out in July. During that time, Microsoft will also release a public beta of its SDK. This will all happen a few months ahead of when the general public will have access to the hardware and software, Microsoft says.
"Thousands of developers wanted to take part in our Developer Preview program but were unable to do so—in fact, we’re still receiving requests from all around the world. So for these and other developers who are eager to start using the Kinect for Windows v2, the pre-order option offers access to the new sensor ahead of general availability. Bear in mind, however, that we have limited quantities of pre-order sensors, so order while supplies last," Microsoft stated in a blog post.
If you're interested, head here for more information on pre-ordering the Kinect for Windows v2, which runs $199.