Kinect 2 Leak Shows Improved Detail in Motion-tracking

We've heard a lot of talk regarding the Xbox 720 over the last week or so. First Microsoft's Windows Live General Manager Brian Hall accidentally let slip a mention of 'the new Xbox.' Microsoft played that off as a reference to the new Xbox software, but a job posting published yesterday took the wind out that ship's sails with yet another mention of a brand new Xbox. This ad even went as far as to say it was launching in the next 18 months. Today, we're rounding out the week with an alleged Kinect 2 photo.


The photo you see above was posted by Twitter user Superdae, and is supposedly from a Durango development kit. Just to jog your memory, Durango is the codename for the Xbox 720. As you can see, the image, if genuine, shows that Kinect 2 will pack better body mapping with more depth than the first iteration of Kinect. Of course, it's hard to verify whether or not this picture is real or not. Microsoft hasn't commented, because the company is still pretending Durango/Xbox 720 doesn't exist, and Superdae hasn't taken down the image yet, either. Still, the Verge reports that one its own sources says it is a genuine test sample, so perhaps it is real.

The Xbox 720 is expected to be announced in June of 2013, at E3, and the launch is thought to be scheduled for the end of 2013/early 2014.

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  • evan1715
    kinect better come with the next xbox or at have it still work on the new one instead of wasting $150 to have barely any games or do anything with it.
  • kronos_cornelius
    The Kinetic is the greatest innovation Microsoft has had in a long time. I am not a console fan, nor a Microsoft fan, but I give credit where credit is due.
  • Pennanen
    kronos_corneliusThe Kinetic is the greatest innovation Microsoft has had in a long time.

    The sad thing is, that is true.

    "this is the golden age of gaming" -some EA representive at e3