Microsoft is currently preparing an official Kinect SDK and driver support for Windows based PCs.
According to WinRumors Microsoft will be revealing official drivers and an SDK “in the coming months” after which commercial 3rd party developers can start baking Kinect support into their software. WinRumors also reiterates what most pundits already assumed: that Windows 8 will support gesture controls, whether through Kinect or some other peripheral.
Microsoft is expected to integrate Kinect support into its next version of Windows. Microsoft recently purchased 3D gesture experts Canesta. Microsoft’s investment in this technology is likely to see them focus heavily on bringing gesture based control to Windows 8. In early 2010, a number of Windows 8 product slides leaked from a HP employee that pointed towards some new product features. Kinect integration, a Windows App Store and fast boot were all promised.