The PC version of Microsoft’s family-fun filled device has hit store shelves, but with a rather different emphasis.
With the $249 USD price-tag associated with PC Kinect, Microsoft isn’t trying to woo the mass market of everyone and their netbooks just yet. Rather, they’re hoping the device will go “beyond the living room into other industries such as education, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail”. To encourage the developers planning on using Kinect to usher the world into a new Minority Report era, Microsoft have gone as far as to include a commercial license with the gadget, ensuring developers can make a bit of cash should they create quality content.
Though, with the high price of admission, and Microsoft focusing on the Xbox as its “all things gaming” machine, quality gaming content for PC Kinect is likely to be rarer still than quality gaming content on Xbox Kinect.