Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday April 04, 2015

Microsoft Ceases Production of Kinect for Windows v2 Sensor

Microsoft announced the end of the line for the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor, ceasing production as of Thursday. Microsoft will be consolidating its efforts on its Kinect SDK 2.0 and the Kinect Adapter for Windows.

Microsoft says it is "making an effort to simplify and create consistency for developers." Yet in a previous announcement, Microsoft said that with the adapter, "all Kinect v2 sensorsآ—Kinect for Windows v2 and Kinect for Xbox One آ— perform identically." So why is Microsoft phasing out Kinect for Windows v2?