A few days ago, via a blog entry by Bob Heddle, the director of Kinect for Windows, announced that a new next generation Kinect sensor is being built for Windows. Also being put together is a software development kit. The new sensor will carry the function of higher fidelity with a HD camera, a noise-isolated multi-microphone which filters ambient sounds to recognize natural speaking voices, time of flight technology, expanded field of view, improved skeletal tracking and new active infrared that allows the sensor to work in all conditions of light.
Heddle noted that both the Windows Kinect and Xbox One sensors are being built using shared technology. Keeping that in mind Heddle said, “Just as the new Kinect sensor will bring opportunities for revolutionizing gaming and entertainment, the new Kinect for Windows sensor will revolutionize computing experiences.” More information about the new sensor is expected to be revealed at the Window’s BUILD conference being held from June 26-28. The new sensor is expected to be released in 2014.