Official Kinect Drivers & SDK Coming Soon From Microsoft [Rumors]
Kinect getting ripped apart and then Microsoft officially allowing to hack into a Kinect is now a long story. It all started with a company called Adafruit announcing a $2000 bounty for Open Source Kinect Drivers. Although there was an initial resistance towards this from Microsoft but they eventually gave a go-ahead to Kinect Hacking. And there has been no looking back after this. We have seen innumerable awesome Kinect hacks from time to time.
However, we have now been hearing about rumors that Microsoft is possibly developing drivers and a software development kit in order to allow developers to build applications leveraging the power of the Kinect. This would essentially lead to the creation of software that would let users hook a kinect onto a Windows PC and start gaming right away.
Here is an excerpt from the CNET:
Microsoft is reportedly putting together drivers and a software development kit that would allow its Kinect motion sensor to work with Windows, according to WinRumors.
Citing the usual sources familiar with the situation, WinRumors says the drivers and SDK would give third-party developers the ability to create software titles that can use a Kinect plugged directly into a Windows PC.