bill-swift - April 13, 2012
After earlier discussions of the possibility of Bethesda adding Kinect support to the newest installment of their widely popular RPG series surfaced, we all knew it was only a matter of time before it came to fruition.
Bethesda has announced today that Kinect support will be coming to Skyrim in the form of a free update later this month. The update will feature more than 200 commands that range from follower commands to dragon shouts and everything in between.
Adding a new dimension to Skyrim's gameplay, the Kinect for Xbox 360 integration offers Voice Commands throughout the game including Dragon Shouts, 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.
Now, while most of you will be busy soundproofing your living rooms to evade an inevitable eviction notice, the guys over at Bethesda have also teased the highly anticipated DLC's, which will be of large scale and most like very time consuming; containing new quests, locations, items and features. While an official release date hasn't been announced as of just yet, Bethesda gives us hope for a near future release telling fans to, 'Stay tuned, we hope to officially announce what it is soon'.
While I have no interest in purchasing the Kinect just yet, the idea of annoying my girlfriend with overly eccentric dragon shouts and repetitive inventory commands is really starting to pull me over to the dark side.
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