Microsoft Embracing Unofficial Hackers Of Kinect?

17 Jun

Microsoft this week released the beta version of its Kinect non-commercial software development kit (SDK).

Gamespot report that “The Kinect SDK includes drivers for using the camera with Windows-based PCs, as well as source code samples, including a simple game where users interact with shapes falling from the top of the screen. Using voice commands, players can change the size, speed, color, and shape of the falling objects.”

This is a major move fromMicrosoft, will they be allowing developers to build their own Apps for publish on Xbox Live?  They previously seemed to frown on the unoffocial but often cool and funny hacks of Kinect.  Maybe they are now seeing this as a major opportunity to further embed the Xbox in peoples living rooms.

MB

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