When The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gets its next free title update, slated for release later in April, 2012, it will add a major new feature: voice control for Kinect owners.
See the voice control in action in the new video on our Skyrim page!
Now, you can actually activate the Dragonborn’s shout powers using your voice. Now, when you shout “Fus Ro DAH!” at the screen, it will actually work! Well, in the game, at least. Similarly, “Yo Toor Shur” will unleash your fire breath, and all your other favorite shouts will work as well.
You can also issue commands to companions like Lydia, such as “Ally, attack” and “Ally, follow.” And if you’re taking advantage of your companion’s carrying capacity to avoid overencumbrance, you can say “Ally, trade” and then use voice control to select the items to give or take.
You can even use your voice to change item hotkeys, selecting a hotkey in the menu and saying “Assign axe,” for instance. Best of all, you can use voice commands to change equipment without diving into the menus, saying “Equip fire spell” or “Equip axe and shield.”
Launch the map with a voice command and just say the name of the town or location to zoom on it, which is really handy when you’ve forgotten exactly where a town is on the map. There are more than 200 voice commands in all, including the ever-useful “Quick save” and “Quick load.”
Bethesda Game Studios also says it’s hard at work creating the first set of game add-ons, which will be exclusive to the Xbox 360, adding new quests, locations, features, and more to the world of Skyrim.
well there go's skyrim
I cant tell if this is a troll or not -_-
I hope this is a troll, that would ruin an epic game
thank god i dont have kinect....wish they would fix all the bugs before trying this kinda crap
Not really, it actually makes the game bit more streamlined.. Personally i like it using the kinect. more use out of it yay for me.
Actually seems like a good idea to me, I don't understand how adding an optional functionality to a game ruins it.
Crap. Now I gotta buy a Kinect!
Why would you think adding optional Kinect functionality would ruin a game? I swear, some of you guys seem to be a little dense in the head.
Kudos to whoever got Bethesda to do this. It sounds like a neat feature.
Too bad a headset couldn't be used with it.
Looks like i now have to buy Kinect...
you don't have to buy a kinect... you don't HAVE to use the voice commands... and how exactly is it that added features are ruining the game?
you guys are completely retarded.
Man, this sucks. Not the Kinect stuff, but the fact that we PC gamers won't get some add-ons and DLC.
i think this alright becuse it dosent ruin the game for non kinect users and benifits people who do have kinect i dont have one but this feature makes me wanna get one