One of the questions he asked Dennis was what he thought of all the hacking of the Kinect that’s been going on in just the short couple of months since the motion-gaming system’s been out. Dennis responded he was pretty interested in what the hackers had been doing with Kinect. “It’s pretty cool to see what the community has come up with,” he said.
When the Kinect was first launched, Microsoft frowned upon hacking Kinect. But after the first few hacks began coming out, the company changed its stance to a more neutral position. Chiang notes that it’s “not exactly a full out embrace of the Kinect hacker community, but it’s certainly an encouraging note to them.”
Not surprisingly, reports suggest that Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer himself is thinking about supporting Kinect on the PC.