Thursday, 27 June 2013 19:36

Kinect for Xbox One will not work on PC

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For those who plan to buy a Xbox One, and then use the console's Kinect on the PC and vice versa we are brining some bad news. According to Ars Technica, the new Kinect for Xbox One will not be able to directly connect to a PC, unlike the older versions of the device for the Xbox 360 that came with the adapter that made connectiong to PC's via USB slot quite simple. Instead, the new Kinect that comes with the Xbox One has its own connector and it is physically impossible to connect it with anything on the PC, and Microsoft does not intend to make an adapter that would allow such thing.

Instead, the plan is a special version of the new Kinect for Windows that will have the same technology as the new Kinect for Xbox One (active IR, 1080p video, wide viewing angle, etc.), which will connect to USB 3.0 and be certified for Windows .

For those of you that this is not deterred, Microsoft has announced a pre-release Kinect for Windows Developer Program, where for $400 you get a new Kinect for PC and accompanying software, but for that you will have to waint until November.

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