updated 06:00 pm EDT, Fri August 10, 2012
A leaked image suggests the Kinect 2 will work with improved depth-of-field and use more movement data than before. The image surfaced on a Twitter feed run by @superDaE, apparently showing perceived depth as seen from the sensor. The two subjects viewed appear to have a higher level of detail than the current version of the Kinect is capable of producing, suggesting the system will measure movements with higher degree of accuracy.
The image is titled "Microsoft Xbox Studio for Durango," the current codename for the future console. Although it is hard to confirm if it is indeed a real image from the sensor, reports suggest it is genuinely from the Durango Xbox Development Kit.
A previous document leak for a future Microsoft console plans suggested that the new Kinect would work with "Fortaleza" Kinect Glasses, a research project similar to Google's Project Glass. As for the console itself, rumors concerning its final specification continue to circulate, with processor speculation ranging from six or eight 2GHz x86 or ARM cores to three 3.2 GHz PPC cores, with a 10-year lifespan also touted. [via The Verge]