Microsoft accepting applications for next-gen Kinect for Windows SDK

As promised, Microsoft's next-gen version of Kinect is coming to PC. Developers interested in getting early access to the camera can now apply for one.

There are "limited spots" in the program, which costs $399. While pricey, keep in mind for that the fee includes two Kinect devices: a pre-release/alpha sensor, and a final retail sensor as well.

Applications (via Engadget) are due by the end of July, with successful applicants being notified in August. The pre-release period will begin in November--a few months before Kinect's official 2014 launch.