Bethesda Softworks has announced an interesting addition to the Xbox 360 version of its acclaimed 2011 title, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which will become be available as a patch sometime later this month. The update will bring Kinect capabilities to the open world RPG, taking advantage of the peripheral’s voice recognition technology, in order to allow for the addition of more than 200 unique voice commands. The list will include Dragon Shouts, instructions for party members, as well as quick access to menus and game saves.
More information can be found in the following press release:
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.
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.
For a look at some of the included Voice Commands, we have posted a video here www.elderscrolls.com and have made it available from the download link or FTP below. A full list of Voice Commands will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Skyrim Kinect for Xbox 360 Support is the latest in free feature updates that Bethesda Game Studios has added to enhance Skyrim, and more are coming. In addition, Bethesda Game Studios has been hard at work on creating the first set of game add-ons that will be exclusive to the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. This additional content will add new quests, locations, features, and much more to the world of Skyrim. Stay tuned, we hope to officially announce what it is soon.