The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gets Kinect Support

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Gets Kinect Support

You can still shout at your TV, but this time it’ll mean something.

After watching plenty of modders try their hand at developing kinect support for Skyrim, Bethesda has finally announced an official update integrating Kinect support. This new update, available at some point later this month, will feature over 200 voice commands including Dragon Shouts, hotkey equipping, follower commands, and navigation of all menus (items, magic, map, barter, container, favorites, and skills). Aside from simple navigation, the voice commands will introduce brand new features as well, such as special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value, all without having to press any buttons.

Although you still have to fumble with that whole controller thing to move around, this seems to be a step in the right direction, provided it functions as promised. I don’t personally own a Kinect for a plethora of reasons, but if more games start rolling out with this type of support it may become a more interesting prospect.

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