Kinect 2.0 Specs Leaked | STACK Gamer
X

Become a Better Athlete. Sign Up for our FREE Newsletter.

Kinect 2.0 Specs Leaked

April 5, 2013 | Alisia C.

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos

The specs for Kinect 2.0 have been leaked, and new features seem to correct some of the biggest flaws of the original version. Two of the most notable are an improved field of view and a mode for sitting. Instead of tracking just two players, the new Kinect can track up to 6 people, creating lots of new party game possibilities. Parents will be happy to know that the new Kinect will be able to track players as short as 1 meter, opening up all the Disney and Sesame Street games to toddlers.

The 1920 x 1080 screen resolution is a great improvement over the original Kinect's 640 x 480 capability. With a higher resolution depth stream and an improved active infrared (IR) stream, the graphics should be much improved, as will facial and hand recognition—a welcome improvement over the current Kinect, which has issues with lighting and cannot recognize faces in a dark room.

The leaked specs refer to the new Kinect sensor as the "Durango Sensor." This could mean that Microsoft has reverted to its original decision to title the Xbox "Durango," although most media outlets are still referring to the next-gen console as the Xbox 720.

There's no official release date for the new Kinect, but it's estimated to come out some time after the launch of  Xbox 720.

Topics: NEWS
Must See
RGIII Talks About His Legacy
Views: 20,487,079
Brandon Jennings: "Always Improve"
Views: 2,063,668
How to Perform the Euro Step With Iman Shumpert
Views: 80,931

Featured Videos

Quest for the Ring: University of Kentucky Views: 297,020
Add Core Power for Basketball With Damian Lillard's Med Ball Throws Views: 4,255,927
Path to the Pros 2015: The Journey Begins Views: 28,363
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

More Cool Stuff You'll Like

'Sleeping Dogs' Sequel 'Triad Wars' Coming in 2015

'Project CARS' Arriving in November; Wii U Version Delayed

6 Ways to Take Madden Mobile to the Next Level

Guess Who Kevin Durant Plays As in 'NBA 2K15'

Gaming Update: PS4, 'Persona 5,' 'Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel'

'Mortal Kombat X' Gets a Release Date

Watch the New 'Resident Evil Revelations 2' Trailer

The Top 6 Ways to Rock Live Events in Madden Mobile

Sony Reacts to Complaints Over 'H1Z1' Microtransactions