Kinect support comes to Skyrim later this month

By c_rake, Posted 12 Apr 2012

No, you read that headline correctly. This isn't some late April Fools joke. This is actually happening. Only for voice commands, however. There won't be any flailing of your arms to swing your weapons in-game, thankfully.

Bethesda announced the coming integration this morning on their blog, which was formerly just a concept from their Game Jam at this year's D.I.C.E. Summit. It will let players issue comments to followers, navigate menus to sort items by value and such, change equipment on the fly, and of course, use dragon shouts.



Skyrim has some beathtaking scenery
 

So now you can use whatever shout the situation calls for whenever you wish. No need to sort through menus anymore; just speak the words (assuming you know how to pronounce them) and watch the fireworks fly. The update, which is free, will arrive later this month.

The Besthesda Blog also had one other interesting little tidbit: The first set of add-on content for Skyrim will arrive on the Xbox 360 first. PC and PlayStation 3 players will get the add-ons at a later date. What those add-ons are, we don't know. Hopefully they won't keep the lid on them for too much longer.





Callum Rakestraw, NoobFeed.

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  • Sounds interesting...but my skyrim obession has already been quenched thankfully


    Posted Apr 12, 2012

  • This is very cool, however I feel like they could have done this using headsets. 


    Posted Apr 12, 2012

  • This in undoubtedly good, but I think it’s time to give Skyrim a break. Too much experiment on the game will only make it sour.


    Posted Apr 13, 2012

  • Wonder how many patches Skyrim will need after it gets KINECT patch.


    Posted Apr 14, 2012

  • I would buy a Kinect for this! Haha well not really but this is the sort of thing that makes me want one. Being able to yell Dragon Shouts at the game!


    Posted Apr 15, 2012

  • @Grayshadow -- Maybe. But if Bianary Domain's headset functionality is any indication, it wouldn't work too well, if at all.


    Posted Apr 16, 2012

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