Additional Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview kits are now available

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By Ivan Ivanoff – 20th December 2013
Additional Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview kits are now available

As the gaming world is getting more and more excited about the next gen of consoles, Microsoft has released additional Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview kits. The developer preview program for the Kinect v2 is still in an early stage; however, because the interest from developers is higher than expected, Microsoft has announced 500 additional spots into the Kinect for Windows v2 program.

The fee that developers would have to pay, if they are approved for the new 500 early access spots is just $399. The preview kit grants an early access to the SDK, including the alpha and beta versions along with every update before the official release of the kit. Moreover, developers will be able to directly connect with the Kinect for Windows engineering team at Microsoft, via forums. Samples and API is also included.

All in all, the developers eager to get their hands on the pre-release version of the next-gen Kinect sensor are still able to do so. There are only 500 additional preview kits and people will need to go through the application process. Although, the official date when the applications will be closed is January 31, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. pacific, the positions in the program will be awarded on a rolling basis and the application process will be closed as soon as the 500 Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview kits are awarded.

The Kinect 2.0 is working better than ever, but what kind of games do you think will be great for the Kinect v2? Will developers get the most of the Kinect for Windows v2 developer program? What do you think?