Thursday, September 4, 2014
Leaked Kinect 2 Specs Confirm Overall Improvement Over Original

Leaked Kinect 2 Specs Confirm Overall Improvement Over Original

Someone has leaked the next-gen Kinect specs and as expected, the version, rumored to ship bundled with every NextBox, boasts a sharp improvement over the original motion-controlled peripheral. Specs sheet inside.

List of improvements:

  • Improved field of view results in much larger play space.
  • RGB stream is higher quality and higher resolution.
  • Depth stream is much higher resolution and able to resolve much smaller objects.
  • Higher depth stream accuracy enables separating objects in close depth proximity.
  • Higher depth stream accuracy captures depth curvature around edges better.
  • Active infrared (IR) stream permits lighting independent processing and feature recognition.
  • End to end pipeline latency is improved by 33 ms
  • Tracking of players with height of one meter.
  • One mode for both seated and standing players.
  • Detection of hand states, for example, open or closed hands.
  • Detection of extra joints, and rotations for some joints.
  • Tracking of six, rather than­­­­­­ two, active players.
  • Tracking of occluded joints, for example, an elbow occluded by a hand.
  • Detection of joint positions.
  • Detection of sideways poses.

The full report is an armada of specifics, so if you’re thirsting for that, VGLeaks has the full quencher.

The leak comes as Sony’s getting ready to reveal PlayStation 4 tonight. We’re covering it live.

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  • nick

    hopefuly the 2 biggest problems are fixed.
    id love to get a kinect just so i can use it while browsing the web and such, especially now theres programs you can use to use it with win8.
    but i cant because i have carpet in my room, in fact the whole house!
    kinect does not like carpet.
    its more a sausage person.
    not to mention the rooms are fairly small, and have so much shit everywhere!
    hopefully M$ has managed to get the kinect to like carpet, be able to work even if there are objects in the way, and you are very close to it.