Kinect for Xbox One not for PC use

Kinect for Xbox One not for PC use
Microsoft has confirmed that the Kinect bundled with the Xbox One console will not work with Windows PCs.

After the original Kinect was launched in 2010, it didn't take long before developers had managed to get it working with PCs, thanks largely to its standard USB connector.

With Xbox One however, the connector is proprietary and Microsoft has no plans to offer any kind of adapter to allow use with a PC. Instead, Microsoft has referred to its separate Kinect for Windows that will have more or less the same technical abilities as Kinect for Xbox One.

"The Kinect for Xbox One sensor will not have an adapter that allows it to plug into a computer. Instead, the new generation Kinect for Windows sensor will connect to computers using a standard USB3 port [emphasis added]," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars.

The spokesperson added: "The new generation Kinect for Windows sensor will be a fully tested, licensed, and supported Kinect experience on Windows. Kinect for Xbox One is being built for and tested with the Xbox One."

Written by: James Delahunty @ 29 Jun 2013 4:02
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  • Red_Forman

    You mean I won't be able to expose my privacy to Microsoft and the NSA and then pay for the privilege?

    I'll stick my foot up your ass.

    29.6.2013 04:40 #1

  • ddp


    29.6.2013 12:27 #2

  • Cyprien

    heh.. people will find a way to make it work on pc... in other news... if you want the sdk for kinect 2.0 you have to pay 399 to get one and that gets you 2 kinect 2.0 units.. lol one dev and one retail... you want to know the best part?... not only you PAY 399 microsoft is picking who gets it and who doesn't... *starts slowly clapping* don't you just love microsoft :3

    here read it yourself :D

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    Xbox360 Slim RGH Dash 16202
    Xbox360 PHAT 14719 BENQ drive
    Black PS3 CECH-L04 Rebug 4.41.2
    White PS3 CECH-2506B Rebug4.30.2 Converted DEX
    Black PS3 DECH-J00A a TRUE DEX FW4.31

    30.6.2013 08:32 #3

  • Ryoohki

    I'm sure adapters will be coming out from China pretty quickly.

    30.6.2013 11:05 #4

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