Bethesda has announced Kinect support for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, to be released as free Skyrim DLC. It'll add more than 200 voice commands to the game, including commands for Dragon shouts, hotkeys, followers and inventory selections.
"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)," reads a press release.
"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."
They've sent out a trailer to exhibit all this. Watch and weep.
The release continues: "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."
A budding hacker coded the PC version of Skyrim to accept Kinect commands last year. No word on whether he's involved with this. Happy now, Cliff Bleszinski?