With all this talk of an Xbox 720, the rumor mill has finally seen fit to cough up something on the Kinect 2.
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.