Skyrim: Bethesda Reveals Incoming Kinect Support For Xbox 360

Tom Hopkins

Bethesda confirms Kinect support for Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim will arrive for free later this month.

Published on Apr 12, 2012

Skyrim will receive a free update later this month enabling Xbox 360 players to control the game via Kinect, Bethesda has announced.

Skyrim Kinect will feature over 200 voice commands - including dragon shouts - with a full list set for a reveal in the coming weeks.

"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)," confirms the Bethesda Blog.

"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."

Check out programmer Ricardo Gonzalez - who conceptualised Kinect for Skyrim in Bethesda's Game Jam - in action on Kinect below.

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