Console gamers will be able to wave their hands in front of the next-generation Kinect when Xbox One launches later this year. However, PC users will have to wait a bit longer to play around with Microsoft's newly updated 3D camera tech. The next-gen Kinect for Windows will be available in 2014, Microsoft has confirmed.
The slight delay in the PC version was expected, given that the first PC Kinect also trailed the console release by a few months. The first generation of Kinect differed on PC and console slightly--although it's unclear how different the PC version of Kinect 2 will be. Microsoft did say that " the new Kinect sensor and the new Kinect for Windows sensor are being built on a shared set of technologies," which suggests that while largely similar, there may be minute differences between the two versions.