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Kinect for Xbox One not for PC use

Written by James Delahunty @ 29 Jun 2013 4:02 User comments (4)

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."

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4 user comments

129.6.2013 04:40

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.

229.6.2013 12:27


330.6.2013 08:32

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

PC i7 3770K 8Gb Ram Radeon 290X 4TB WD Black 60Gb SDD
Xbox360 Slim RGH Dash 16202
Xbox360 PHAT 14719 BENQ drive
Black PS3 CECH-L04 PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
White PS3 CECH-2506B PS3ITA 4.50 Converted DEX
Black PS3 DECH-J00A DEX FW4.50

430.6.2013 11:05

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

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