Although Microsoft has not officially given any information on their next generation console, the Xbox 720, leaked information regarding the system has confirmed that Microsoft will be introducing a next generation Kinect device alongside this system. Yesterday, VgLeaks provided a detailed list of specifications that will be involved with this next generation Kinect device for the Xbox 720.
It has been reported that every Xbox 720 console will come bundled with this next generation Kinect device. Speaking of the sensor improvements provided with this new device, the following upgrades have been made:
- 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.
Along with this information, we have acquired the following specifications for this device, along with a comparison to the Xbox 360's Kinect Sensor:
Field of View (FOV) -- 70˚ horizontal by 60˚ vertical
Resolvable Depth -- 0.8 m -> 4.0 m
Color Stream -- 1920 x 1080 x 16 bpp 16:9 YUY2 @ 30 fps
Depth Stream -- 512 x 424 x 16 bpp, 13-bit depth
Infrared (IR) Stream -- 512 x 424, 11-bit dynamic range
Registration -- Color <-> depth and active IR
Audio Capture -- 4-mic array returning 48K Hz audio
Data Path -- USB 3.0
Latency -- ~60 ms with processing
Tilt Motor -- No tilt motor
For further information about this device, you can proceed to the official post on VgLeaks. For those of you that may be interested, we have provided a few concept photos of the Xbox 720 in the slideshow featured above this article.