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Skyrim Will Get Kinect Support

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 by James Newton

Who saw this coming?

Who saw this coming?

No, it's not 1st April

Fed up of saying "Kinect has no hardcore games"? Bethesda's just announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will get Kinect support soon.

The free update will bring support for up to 200 voice commands, including dragon shouts. Yes, finally you can shout "fus ro dah" and your Xbox will respond.

In addition to Dragon Shouts, the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration offers voice commands throughout the game including Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menus (Items, Magic, Map, Barter, Container, Favorites, and Skills). With Voice Commands, quickly create and load saves during gameplay and access menus and inventories. Skyrim’s Kinect for Xbox 360 Support also adds new functionality including special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value.

Bethesda states the update should be rolled out later this month, so watch this space.


Tags: Bethesda, Kinect, WTF.

User Comments


1. BIGBUTTER Canada 12 Apr 2012, 15:12 BST

This is FAN-Friggen-TASTIC NEWS!!!


2. Dave123 United Kingdom 12 Apr 2012, 15:56 BST

This actually looks kinda awesome. Still can't really believe it's real, but if it works as well as it did on the video it could be quite fun to use...


3. JonWahlgren United States 13 Apr 2012, 21:36 BST

Ugh, if only I had time to actually play Skyrim I'd be all over this.


4. teamdoa United Kingdom 16 Apr 2012, 09:28 BST

Pity I bought it on Steam.

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