Microsoft has confirmed that the next-generation Kinect will be coming to Windows PCs next year. The device has a 1080p color camera, an infrared sensor, improved skeletal tracking and features a new software development kit.

“We’re continuing our commitment to equipping businesses and organizations with the latest natural technology from Microsoft so that they, in turn, can develop and deploy innovative touch-free applications for their businesses and customers,” wrote Kinect for Windows director Bob Heddle. “Both the new Kinect sensor and the new Kinect for Windows sensor are being built on a shared set of technologies. The precision and intuitive responsiveness that the new platform provides will accelerate the development of voice and gesture experiences on computers.”