With the Xbox One launched and now in stores, Microsoft can’t think of a better time to get developers behind its new motion-sensitive Kinect device, which is also being prepared for Windows next year.

The company announced this past week that it has shipped out developer preview kits by the “thousands,”, including proper software to support Windows. Many signed up to take part of the program, even putting down the $399 for the hardware.

The device is capable of a number of features, including voice and motion control. The software also contains a new SDK that will work specifically with Windows programs.

Developers who take part will also receive another Kinect For Windows device once the hardware is finalized, which is expected to be sometime next year.

Source: TechCrunch