Microsoft has announced Kinect for Windows
will receive the updated Kinect sensor shown at the Xbox reveal event
for the Xbox One
. The rub: it won't arrive until some time in 2014.
We already knew Kinect for Windows would be updated with the new sensor
and a new software development kit (SDK). The improved Kinect sports a 1080p RGB camera, capable of 30 FPS in full color, and can even see in the dark through infrared. The new Kinect also has a greater field of depth which Microsoft promises will cut down on the required distance from the device. It can also read your heartbeat
but we try not to think about that too much because it's scary