Microsoft has announced that Kinect for Windows is now available in India, along with the SDK. Using the SDK people can develop new apps for the sensor and create unique new things since Kinect allows for a lot of features including improved skeletal tracking, face tracking, enhanced speech, seated mode tracking.
It’s a bit pricey in India due to customs and other charges and will set you back by Rs. 19,990. The Xbox 360 version is comparatively cheaper but you cannot develop new apps for it using the official SDK.
“The incredible amount of innovation on Kinect for Xbox 360 this past year shows the potential for Kinect as a platform for developers and businesses to experiment, explore and create new offerings. Furthermore, this is just the beginning,” said Anshu Mor, Business Group Lead – Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft.
“This proliferation of great new content for Kinect, which we call the Kinect Effect, will expand even further with our commercial release of Kinect for Windows. We are excited around the new possibilities that Kinect will enable on the Windows platform, and the many different ways each Kinect for Windows based scenario could enrich lives and make using technology more natural for everyone.”
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