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Skyrim getting Kinect support

[UPDATE] Free patch due this month brings 200 voice commands to The Elder Scrolls V; all dragon shouts among them; expected to release week of April 23.


Bethesda confirmed today that Kinect support would be coming to the Xbox 360 edition of the firm's flagship role-playing franchise, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The patch is due out "this month," the firm said.


More than 200 voice commands will be supported, Bethesda said. Among the 200 promised voice commands will be all of the game's potentially dragon shouts, as well as menu options. The other options will include the ability to save and load games, as well as access the player's inventory. Additionally, follower commands and hotkey equipping are being built in. A full list of voice commands will be revealed "in the coming weeks," Bethesda said.

[UPDATE] Bethesda confirmed to CNN that Kinect support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skryim is expected to arrive the week of April 23.

The patch also brings some interface tweaks to the game. These include "special map functions, additional hotkey options, and the ability to sort inventory items by name, weight, and value." Bethesda did not say if the non-Kinect enhancements would be coming to other platforms.

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