While February 1st didn't end up being the official release date of Diablo III, it is the launch date of another exciting product. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has announced at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, NV that their popular motion-controlled Kinect service for Xbox 360 will be making its way to the company's Windows operating system on February 1st.
Kinect has revolutionized the way that players interact with their Xbox 360 gaming consoles, allowing player to 'be the controller' as they say. Kinect is essentially a camera sensor that maps your body's structure in order to properly determine your movement in-game and in-console. Kinect also features voice control, allowing players to simply request their Xbox 360 to launch a particular game or menu with their voice, without actually having to pick up their Xbox 360 controller.
The service has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with our home computers, but Steve Ballmer wasn't able to elaborate on how Kinect will work with Windows. We're expecting more information in the coming days - February 1st is just a little over three weeks away. We'll be sure to follow this post up as soon as we learn more!