Microsoft is planning to release new webcams in 2019 for Windows 10 and Xbox One. Two new webcams are on their way. One will bring Windows Hello facial recognition to any Windows 10 PC. The other will work with the Xbox One and bring back the Kinect feature that let users sign in by moving in front of the camera. This will work with multiple accounts and family members.
Microsoft’s Surface Chief, hinted earlier this year that the company will soon release Surface-branded webcams.
Panos Panay stated that:
“Look at the camera on Surface Hub 2, note it’s a USB-C-based camera, and the idea that we can bring a high fidelity camera to experience, you can probably guess that’s going to happen.”
Microsoft will now release its Surface Hub 2S in 2019, with elevation processor cartridges. This camera would work on any Windows 10 PC if the company releases the USB-C Surface Hub 2 camera separately.
Microsoft has not yet released its own Windows Hello Camera and because of that, the PC users have to rely on other apps from Creative, Razer, and Logitech to bring facial recognition option to desktop PCs.