Bethesda to add Kinect support to Skyrim this month

Thursday, 12th April 2012 14:59 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bethesda is to add Kinect support for the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with the update featuring more than 200 voice commands and other pieces of funtionality.

Kinect support will be introduced to Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Xbox 360, Bethesda has announced. Support will be added in later this month as part of a free update to the RPG.

More than 200 voice commands will be added to the RPG, including the ability to equip hotkeys, follower commands, menu commands and dragon shouts – yes, you can now shout “fus ro dah” to your heart’s content.

A full list of shouts will emerge “in the coming weeks”.

Other options will include map functions and the ability to to sort items by name, weight and value.

There’s a video of Bethesda showing Skyrim and Kinect together in action below.



  1. Giskard

    In other news:

    The Mayans were right.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. WFMMK

    Lame, where’s the DLC?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. NeoSquall


    #3 3 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    They need to implement this to Call of Duty too.

    Kinect, throw grenade.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Edo

    Lame,where’s the official statement for Prey 2 status?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. cloud_ix

    quick load sounds awesome for abuse.

    Player – gets into almost certain death situation
    Dickhead friend – “QUICK SAVE”

    Player – finally beats boss
    Dickhead friend – “QUICK LOAD”

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Joe Musashi

    “KINECT: Spawn mammoth in sky”
    “KINECT: Roll cheese down hill”


    #7 3 years ago
  8. Ge0force

    And there we go again with the useless voice commands. As long as NPC’s aren’t capable of realistic conversations, it won’t add anything to the game. Bit I guess MS won’t ever stop shoving Kinect up our ass until we all use it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. WFMMK

    @5 I hope they went quiet because of the backlash of the rumor and are still making it.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Gekidami

    Oh hey, voice commands like the type we got in SOCOM on PS2 being pawned off as a stunning new feature only Kinect can do.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Edo


    #11 3 years ago
  12. LOLshock94

    @6 you still have to press yes so dickhead friend wont be able to quick load

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Night Hunter

    Actually I thought that the sidebar where you choose your weapons/spells in the console versions was rather annoying, now that could be a thing of the past …

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Joe Musashi

    @11 truestory.jpg


    #14 3 years ago
  15. Keivz

    Actually doesn’t seem so bad.

    #15 3 years ago

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