Next-generation Kinect will eventually see a release on Windows PC

The next-generation Kinect will come to Windows PC eventually, Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business confirmed with Polygon today.

When asked if the new Kinect will see a release on the Windows PC, Kilgore responded with, "At some point down the line, yeah."

All Xbox One units will ship with the Kinect sensor, which must be plugged in for the new console to operate, as it is "now an essential and integrated part of the platform."

Using the second generation Kinect, Xbox One will support voice commands allowing users to navigate menus and applications. When the console is in its lowest power setting, referred to as the "wake on voice" setting, users will be able to wake it up with specific verbal Kinect commands.

The first Kinect was originally released for the Xbox 360 in Nov. 2010, with the Kinect software development kit for Windows 7 rolling out on June 7, 2011.

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