No one has really talked about what they expect or would like to see from the new Kinect. Personally, the first Kinect was a bit of a bore to me. I am not really aware of any good games for it. I know some people used it for voice commands/gestures.
Anyway, this is the hardware from Wiki:
Xbox One consoles will ship with an updated version of Kinect; the new Kinect uses a 1080p wide-angle time-of-flight camera (in comparison to the VGA resolution of the previous version), and processes 2 gigabits of data per second to read its environment. The new Kinect has greater accuracy with three times the fidelity over its predecessor and even the ability to see in the dark thanks to its new active IR sensor.
It has an up to 60% wider field of vision that can detect a user up to 3 feet from the sensor (compared to six feet for the original Kinect) and will be able to track up to 6 skeletons at once. It can also detect a player's heart rate, facial expression, 25 individual joints (even thumbs) and the precise rotation of such joints, the weight put on each limb, and the speed of your movements, and track gestures performed with a standard controller.
The Kinect microphone will remain active at all times so it is always ready to receive voice commands from the user when needed, even when the console is in sleep mode—where the Xbox One will be able to wake back up in response to a command.
Unlike Kinect on the Xbox 360 (which is an optional accessory), the Xbox One console will not function unless the Kinect sensor is plugged in. However, users retain the software capability to turn off all Kinect functions while the sensor remains connected to the console.
The higher fidelity might actually make some of the games, which under the last Kinect struggled, work better. Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor comes to mind.
Try to keep this on topic. This is about the next Kinect and what we think it is capable of. If you have no interest in this topic, please don't post.