Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is now offering developers early access to Kinect for Windows for just $399. This allows developers to access the tools and the pre-release sensor. This program will start at the end of fall to give them enough time before the new applications for Kinect with Windows are shipped next year. This report was announced during Microsoft’s 2013 Build Keynote. As Daniel Terdiman explained, “Those taking part in the program will get direct access to the Kinect for Windows engineering team, early access to ongoing builds of the software development kit, private access to all API and sample documentation, the pre-release sensor, and a production sensor at launch.”
It’s a smart move on Microsoft’s behalf to allow developer’s early access to Kinect for Windows. This will give them a chance to create and perfect applications specifically designed for the system. It also gives them a chance to test out everything before unveiling the final app. Windows is trying to maintain their successful footing in the market. Since Kinect will come with every Xbox One game/entertainment console, developers will have ample opportunities to create new and exciting applications that could change the whole Xbox experience.
Registration for the kit will end on July 31 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will only choose the most successful developers to receive the kit.
Microsoft Kinect: Let the Games Begin
It looks like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is ready to reach new heights and the Xbox One with Kinect is just the beginning. Over the next year, we should expect some exciting improvements for Xbox and Kinect. The games are just beginning.