Bethesda Adding Kinect Support For Skyrim

By Darryl Kaye on April 12, 2012, 2:00PM EST
X360

Bethesda has announced that the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be getting full-on voice support for Microsoft's Kinect peripheral.

No motion-support will be added, but there will be over 200 different commands accessible once the update goes live. This will include the famous Dragon Shouts, but you'll also be able to do Hotkey Equipping, issue commands to followers and access all of the different menus and skill trees.

The update is even going so granular, as to allow you to load and save your game without even having to touch the controller - there will also be new map functionality added.

This is latest step Bethesda has taken to make sure Skyrim becomes an even fuller experience and it's only to the benefit of players. Many people have already been working on mods for the PC version, which include the support for voice commands, so this will be a welcome addition for Xbox 360 gamers. Who hasn't wanted to scream Fus Do Rah at their TV, and actually have it do something?

To find out more about this latest update, please feel free to check out the video below. It showcases some of the implementation, as well as detailing how the voice commands will properly integrate.

If you want to find out more about the latest patch update, we've got all the news in our Patch 1.5 story

, it released two weeks ago.
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