The Inquirer reports Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One's Kinect sensor will become available for PCs in 2014. Kinect for Windows hasn't really taken off for gaming, so the company is targeting other markets including medical, training and entertainment industries.
Microsoft said the updated sensor will also be followed by an updated software development kit (SDK) that will make use of the new features. The firm said the updated Kinect will have higher fidelity sensors including a high definition colour camera and noise isolating microphone arrays.
According to Bob Heddle, director of Kinect for Windows at Microsoft, the updated Kinect sensor will also have active infrared sensors, an expanded field of view and improved skeletal tracking. Heddle said the new sensor would be able to track more points on the body and six separate people at once.