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New Kinect for Windows promises more apps than you can shake an arm at

New Kinect for Windows promises more apps than you can shake an arm at
Devs can soon start building until their hearts are content

Microsoft's Build 2014 conference was packed with treats and among all the other goodies came confirmation that the next version of Kinect for PC is very close indeed.

Kinect v2 for Windows will arrive with a 1080p sensor, improved gesture recognition and skeletal tracking, and Microsoft has confirmed that the new sensor and SDK will arrive "this summer" for the northern hemisphere.

But the best news is that developers will be able to self-publish to the Windows Store for the first time. This means we can expect to see more Kinect apps on Windows than ever, especially considering how many more possibilities the new sensor affords.

Start limbering up.

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore and more.