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MS hints at official Kinect PC support

Announcement coming at "the right time".

While the modding community has been having plenty of fun getting Kinect to work on platforms other than the intended Xbox 360, Microsoft has remained quiet on the prospect of official support for Kinect use with PCs. That could all be about to change though.

When quizzed by the BBC whether PC functionality was part of the long-term game plan for its mega-selling device, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said, "We'll support that in a formal way in the right time."

Ballmer went on to explain that Microsoft doesn't see Kinect as purely a gaming device.

"We're trying to move beyond gaming to include the world of socialisation, of movies, of TV, and we're trying to make the whole experience accessible to everybody in the family, not just the traditional gamer."

Back in November, modders released footage of the Kinect being used as a Minority Report-esque PC interface.

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