: Microsoft has today released
a new version of its free SDK for Kinect for Windows, upgrading the functionality of the package into a "substantially more stable and feature-rich product."
Most notably, Kinect for Windows apps can now be released via Microsoft's Windows Store. "Several of our partners have already taken advantage of this and have apps available for download in the Windows Store today" according to Microsoft's blog post.
The company has also released a $49.99 adapter that allows those who have Xbox One Kinect units to hook them to PCs via USB 3.0. Standalone PC Kinects cost $199.99, whereas Xbox One units cost $149.99.