It’s official. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is getting Kinect support. According to Bethesda, the immensely popular role-playing game will incorporate this interesting feature through an official update which will be made available later this month. And before you ask, the answer is yes. This update will include dragon shouts.
The free patch to Skyrim will allow players to use more than 200 voice commands including the ability to save and load, summon spells, use follower commands, dragon shouts (told you…) and access to all menus and inventories, among many others. Additionally, Bethesda has stated that the full list of commands will be made revealed to everyone soon.
Furthermore, the patch includes other functionalities like special map functions, hotkey options and the ability to sort items in the inventory according to their name, weight and value. It’s worth pointing out that the patch has only been confirmed to the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim and it hasn’t been stated if any of the non-Kinect enhancements are going to be released to any other platforms.
Fortunately for those who still after reading this description have no idea what this update means, Bethesda was kind enough to post an official video explaining most of the aforementioned features. Now you’ll have a clearer picture of how stupid you’ll sound when you summon spells and utter dragon shouts.
Finally, Bethesda also said that soon they will be ready to provide more details related to downloadable content for Skyrim and hopefully this means new locations (maybe Morrowind?,) quests, characters and so on and so forth. Hopefully, we’ll have more details about this soon.
Source: Bethesda Blog