On PS4 Day Yet More Microsoft Xbox 'Durango' Kinect 2.0 Specs Leak

Just do not call it Xbox 720 ok. Not Xbox 720 on PlayStation 4 day... no way.

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Pancho Villa... had a connection to Durango.
Pancho Villa... had a connection to Durango.
You may have noted that the PS4 is being announced in the USA tonight (well 11pm tonight in the UK). So we can only imagine your surprise at the 'leak' of specs for Microsoft's Kinect 2.0 for its next generation Xbox console.

According to one source, that sounds incredibly specific on the day of a competitor's launch, Kinect 2.0 for Durango improves over the current Kinect like this:

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.

And here's a quick summary:

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

More spoiler... erm... specs over at VGLeaks - seriously, that's what the site is called.
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