Kinect for Windows team at the Build 2013, unveiled a new generation Kinect for Windows Sensor coming next year -- as well as a new Software Development Kit (SDK).
Developers can now apply for a place in an upcoming developer kit program, that "give participants exclusive early access to everything they need to start building applications for the recently-announced new generation Kinect for Windows sensor, including a pre-release version of the new sensor hardware and SDK in November," informs Microsoft.
Among the biggest advances of the new sensor are: a new high-definition color camera, an expanded field of view, more accurate skeletal tracking, and all-new active-infrared capabilities that allow the new sensor to work in nearly any lighting condition.
The feature enhancements will enable even better Kinect for Windows-based applications for businesses and end users, and the convenience of HTML5 will make it easier for developers to build leading-edge touch-free experiences.
The program will cost $399 and applications must be received by July 31. Review complete program details and apply for the program here.