Skyrim Kinect patch, DLC information tomorrow

Tuesday, 1st May 2012 01:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

It’s not even your birthday, but Bethesda will give you two gifts tomorrow: permission to shout at your TV, and details of the first batch of DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

“Be on the lookout for the first DLC info tomorrow,” the Elder Scrolls Twitter account promised.

Don’t get too excited, though.

“A tidbit of info. Not a complete dload of info,” Bethesda’s Pete Hines warned.

You know what definitely is coming tomorrow? A patch for the Xbox 360 version of the game which adds Kinect voice support for dragon shouts.

For those of you who can’t actually remember any of the commands, Bethesda has released a PDF listing all the shouts and how to use them (this could be considered a little spoilery if you like finding all the new powers yourself).

Worth noting is the fact that you don’t need to use any priming commands or key presses if you use the English names for the shouts, so go ahead and yell “Unrelenting Force” while your brother is chatting with a guard.




  1. ejams

    #1 3 years ago
  2. L.o.s

    “Fus Ru dah”

    #2 3 years ago
  3. nikk900

    Kinnect :/

    #3 3 years ago
  4. CyberMarco

    ”A patch for the Xbox 360 version of the game which adds Kinect voice support for dragon shouts”

    I wonder why this feature can’t be implemented in PC/PS3 with a simple microphone. But no, you have to use the super-duper-wow Kinect!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    @4, some guy hacked Kinect to work with the PC version, voice commands and full body tracking, Don’t see why his interface couldn’t take voice from any source.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    It should be possible on a 360 with a mic too – but presumably uses the kinect voice recognition library stuff. As a side point it’s not just shouts but equipment control and seems to be a way round some of the games interface/control inadequacies. Which re-enforces the “why not for everyone?” point.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. CyberMarco

    @5 But still you need Kinect! :(

    @6 +1

    #7 3 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    @7, you don’t

    #8 3 years ago
  9. CyberMarco

    @8 Thanks!

    #9 3 years ago

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