Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed in an interview with the BBC that Kinect is going to be PC-compatible.

When asked if we'd eventually be able to plug the Kinect into a PC he replied:

"We'll support that in a formal way, in the right time."

Before that revelation he had hinted that Kinect was about more than just gaming. "We're trying to do two major things," he said.

"We're trying to move beyond gaming - to include the world of socialisation movies, TV and music - and we're trying to make the whole experience accessible to everybody in the family, not just the traditional gamers."

Back in August at Gamescom 2010, Microsoft's Kinect guru Kudo Tsunoda told Pocket-lint that the opportunities for Kinect stretched beyond just gaming

"It's all stuff that you could integrate into a multitude of devices, whether it's phones or it's PC's, or anything that requires some sort of input," he said.

"It's all stuff that you could work into phones as well if you wanted to...if like you worked at a company that did stuff with phones and PCs then maybe something like that would be possible".

We think he knew then more than he was letting on.....