KINECT for Windows Released Today!!!

How will you change the world with KINECT for Windows on your PC?

With the launch of the new KINECT for Windows sensor today you can also download the latest KINECT for Windows SDK.


Get your newly optimized for the PC KINECT for Windows sensor and change the world!

We have chosen a hardware-only business model for Kinect for Windows, which means that we will not be charging for the SDK or the runtime; these are available free to developers and end-users respectively. You maybe wondering why Kinect for Windows isn’t the same price as Kinect for Xbox. The ability to sell Kinect for Xbox 360 at its current price point is in large part subsidized by consumers buying a number of Kinect games, subscribing to Xbox LIVE, and making other transactions associated with the Xbox 360 ecosystem.

The Kinect for Windows team blog, in a post entitled Building the Future, discusses some of the differences between the KINECT for Windows hardware and the existing Xbox version.

With KINECT for Windows and the associated SDK you’ll be ready to change the world one PC at a time.

With the new SDK installed this morning I cannot wait to begin working playing with the new KINECT for Windows sensor when it arrives on Friday!!!

Learn what’s new in the SDK here.