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Microsoft will eventually add PC support for Kinect, says CEO

Microsoft will eventually add PC support for Kinect, says CEO11 January 2011 15:24:13

Kinect will be made available for use with PCs at some point in the future, Microsoft's chief executive Steve Ballmer has said.

The device, which senses players' body motions and recognises voice commands to control games, was released on the Xbox 360 in November.

However, recent rumours have suggested that Microsoft plans to bring the Kinect to PCs as well and last month Korean developer GamePrix announced that its PC-only game Devine would come with Kinect support.

Speaking to the BBC at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ballmer said this is something Microsoft would look to do, but gave little away about when PC support could materialise.

"We'll support that in a formal way, in the right time," Ballmer said. "When we have an announcement to make, we'll make it."

Microsoft also has plans to expand Kinect's usage into video and music, as well as games.

"We're trying to move beyond gaming and include the world of socialization, TV, movies, music," Ballmer told the news provider.ADNFCR-2752-ID-800335226-ADNFCR

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