Microsoft is now accepting pre-orders for the Kinect for Windows v2 for $200, and the release date is listed as July 15th.  This date is same as Microsoft’s upcoming virtual training event, which will aim to  show developers how Kinect v2 uses speech, gesture, and human understanding in applications.  Microsoft did previously say the device will  be release before summer 2014.

“The Kinect for Windows V2 sensor gives developers more of the precision,responsiveness, and intuitive capabilities they need to develop interactive voice and gesture-based application for the Windows desktop and  Windows Store. “  says the product overview on the official site.

The Xbox One without the Kinect unit, which Microsoft announced  this past May, costs $399, $100 less than the Xbox  One with Kinect  cost at launch.  An interesting note that Kinect for Windows is double the difference between the two Xbox One consoles.  Kinect for Windows v2 does not come with any software, and is meant to be used with separately licensed  Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 that developers can use to build applications.

Source: Gamespot

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