Skyrim for 360 to Support Kinect Voice Commands Soon, PC Mod Offers Similar Features Now

bp9801 - April 12, 2012 06:56PM in Gaming

Bethesda Game Studios shared its Game Jam video in February, which showed off what the developers could add with a week of free time to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A slew of different mods were shown in that video, and it seems some of those are starting to find their way into the game. A recent patch for Skyrim added new killcams first seen in the Game Jam, and now another feature is being added. Bethesda has announced the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim will receive Kinect support to let you control various aspects with your voice. The most obvious Kinect usage is for shouts, but you can also use it to give commands to your follower, navigate menus, and equip items. There are more than 200 voice commands supported, and Xbox 360 owners will receive the free update later this month.

PC users do not need to feel left out, as there is a mod to add voice commands to Skyrim. It is still a work-in-progress, but you can do many of the things Kinect-equipped 360 gamers will soon be able to. The PC mod can be used with any microphone, but you will need to have Script Dragon installed and speech recognition enabled in Windows.