Kinect gives Skyrim fans something to shout about
Dragons, talk to me
The Elder Scrolls V is set to support Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360, meaning Dragonborn fans can take control of their Skyrim experience through voice and gesture control.
The update lets users yell dragon shouts, command followers and control hotkeys, as well navigate that inconvenient UI menu with ease.
A full list of over 200 voice commands and controls for the Skyrim Kinect experience, as well as additional content, will be revealed in the coming weeks. For now, though, have a ganders at the promo video below:
Unfortunately, Bethesda has only introduced Xbox 360 support for the motion-controlled platform, leaving PC enthusiasts to code their own DIY versions of Skyrim Kinect.
Still, if you're busy pickpocketing the oblivious crowds of Riften through your Xbox and wanted an added challenge, why not tire yourself out trying to do it through Kinect? The update rolls out later this month. ®
I shall take enormous amounts of joy from this
FUS RO DAH!
No doubt the Mrs will take great pleasure in shouting out some command from the sofa while I am playing, just like she does on Mass Effect 3. I've lost track of the number of deaths that has caused me, still it keeps her happy, and a happy Mrs = a well fed Hippy :D
Re: I wonder...
I dont think you understand how microsoft work. They buy things they want.
I was all ready to slate this...
...but i thought i should at least watch the video.
It actually looks pretty good. i've found my problem with skyrim, is that as a xbox user, the UI is rather horrid, needing lots of button presses thanks to the relitivly low number of buttons on an xbox controller.
IE, quick save and quick load!!
this seems to have addressed that. I obviolusly wont be buying a kintect for it though.
(Imagine that, an advert makes a product look good...)
Is the voice recognition trickery in the Kinect or in the 360? I can't see why this couldn't be achieved using the headset (except for MS trying to sell more Kinects of course).