Kinect 2 Specs Leaked

KinectAhead of the anticipated PS4 launch today, a very credible leak of the the supposed next generation Kinect sensor has appeared online.

Its been rumoured that the Kinect 2 will ship with every next generation Xbox console insuring developers will be able to create games with the confidence that all Xbox owners have a Kinect system access to Kinect features. Today the website VGALeaks have revealed what industry journalist are calling a creditable leak of Kinect 2 specs as follows:

Durango Sensor

The next generation sensor improves the current sensor in many areas:

  • 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.

Durango Sensor Characteristics Summary vs Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor

Feature Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor Durango Sensor
Field of View (FOV) 57.5˚ horizontal by 43.5˚ vertical 70˚ horizontal by 60˚ vertical
Resolvable Depth 0.8 m -> 4.0 m 0.8 m -> 4.0 m
Color Stream 640 x 480 x 24 bpp 4:3 RGB @ 30fps640 x 480 x 16 bpp 4:3 YUV @ 15fps 1920 x 1080 x 16 bpp 16:9 YUY2 @ 30 fps
Depth Stream 320 x 240 16 bpp, 13-bit depth 512 x 424 x 16 bpp, 13-bit depth
Infrared (IR) Stream No IR stream 512 x 424, 11-bit dynamic range
Registration Color <-> depth Color <-> depth and active IR
Audio Capture 4-mic array returning 48 Hz audio 4-mic array returning 48K Hz audio
Data Path USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Latency ~90 ms with processing ~60 ms with processing
Tilt Motor Vertical only No tilt motor


The improved FOV means:

–          Titles can be played in a much larger selection of homes, usually without moving furniture.

–          Complexities of dynamic play space set up and tilt motor handling are removed.

–          Gameplay with players of different heights is much easier

–          Fitting two or more players in the play area is much more practical.

The skeleton tracking system on Durango will be enhanced over the Xbox 360 system with the following new or improved features.

New features:

  • Tracking of players with height of one meter.
  • One mode for both seated and standing players.
  • Detection of hand states, for example, open or closed hands.
  • Detection of extra joints, and rotations for some joints.

Impoved features:

  • Tracking of six, rather than­­­­­­ two, active players.
  • Tracking of occluded joints, for example, an elbow occluded by a hand.
  • Detection of joint positions.
  • Detection of sideways poses.


Source: VGLeaks

Reporter: Soulfinger

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