If you own an Xbox One with the Kinect sensor, you can now take that sensor and use it on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 PC. Microsoft has just announced that it has launched a hardware adapter for the sensor that will allow it to work with those PCs for just $49.99.
While Microsoft is already selling a version of the sensor specifically for Windows for $199.99, this new adapter should allow for the expansion of Kinect's use by millions of people who have already used the sensor with their Xbox One console. Microsoft has also released a stand alone version of the Xbox One Kinect sensor for $149.99. Microsoft says the new adapter will work with both the Xbox One and Kinect for Windows v2 sensors.
In a blog post, Microsoft stated:
Are you exited about the prospect of playing Kinect-based apps on a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC?
Source: Microsoft blog
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