Microsoft Rumoured To Be Preparing Kinect PC SDKs

Microsoft could be preparing to launch a software development kit to bring the Kinect motion gaming device to its Windows operating system.

According to sources cited by WinRumors, Microsoft is preparing software drivers and SDKs that will allow developers to create programs and games that can be used with a Kinect on a Windows PC.

Microsoft's Kinect has proved incredibly popular since launching, selling 8 million units within 2 months of going on sale.

Developers have already started experimenting with the possibility of using the Kinect on a PC and many have developed their own software drivers. Initially Microsoft has not happy with developers hacking into the device but have since warmed up to the idea, claiming that Kinect was meant to be an open platform.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted at CES that the company was planning on bringing the Kinect to PC, saying to BBC journalist Spencer Kelly: "We'll support that in a formal way, in the right time, and when we've got an announcement to make, we'll make it."