, according to (you guessed it!) sources familiar with its plans, is preparing to release the official SDK for . This follows the release of the official drivers last month from Microsoft ’s manufacturer, PrimeSense. The release of an official SDK doesn’t have immediate repercussions, but it does strongly hint at a gesture-controlled future for . With over 8 million Kinects sold in just 60 days , and with Windows’ almost complete penetration of the consumer market, there’s a big potential market for Windows software that can utilize Kinect — and, who knows, by the time rolls around in 2012 or 2013, maybe every household will already have a Kinect just waiting to be plugged in. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the Kinect-powered Minority Reportesque user interface

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Microsoft readying official Kinect SDK for Windows