The Kinect has been a hit for Microsoft in the mainstream gaming market with 10 million units sold, and holiday sales are likely to get it into a lot more living rooms in the coming months. Hackers have also been toying with the motion detecting peripheral since release, and now it is coming to windows in an official capacity.
Microsoft announced today that PCs will be getting a specialized version of the Kinect hardware. It will be much like its console counterpart, but it will feature a new camera setup that will support focus for objects up to 50cm from the lens. There will also be other minor accommodations made for desktop use.
Kinect for Windows is set to launch in 2012.
Source: Kinect for Windows blog