Friday, 13 April 2012

Skyrim getting Kinect Support - Confirmed by Bethesda

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If you don't already own Skyrim on Xbox 360, you now have another fantastic reason to go out and get it.

As if the game wasn't ridiculously immersive as it was, The Bethesda Blog site has now officially confirmed that Skyrim will be getting an update that allows you to use your Xbox Kinect to enhance the experience.

And it's coming this month!!

Now, before you jump to any conclusions here, this will not include any sort of motion controls. The Kinect update will purely use voice commands for several of its features - most notably the Dragon Shouts.

Additional functionality for voice commands include Hotkey Equipping, Follower Commands, and all Menu functions.

Also interesting is that they have also mentioned the first set of additional add-ons that will be exclusive to the Xbox 360.

I can't wait!!!


Original statement from the Bethesda Blog and link to the original source below:

"Fully knowing that you can’t get enough of your favorite dragon shouts, we’re pleased to announce that Kinect for Xbox 360  support is coming to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Available for free as a title update slated for release this month, Skyrim Kinect for Xbox 360 Support will feature more than 200 Voice Commands… including the game’s dragon shouts.
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."


Kinect Support Coming to Skyrim 



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