Skyrim Gets Kinect Support This Month

Yell Dragon Shouts at your TV like a boss.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


I'm going to be honest, when my coworker Joey Davidson shot me a link to Bethesda's blog announcing Kinect support for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, I thought it was a belated April Fools' Day gag. Lo and behold, it is not. Skyrim will get Kinect support later this month via a free patch for the title on Xbox 360.

With Kinect, you'll be able to yell dragon shouts at your television, quick save and quick load your save files, command your lackey, as well as sort inventory, pull up your map and quick travel, and more. Bethesda is claiming more than 200 voice commands are being put into Skyrim for Kinect users. 

Here's a trailer of the Kinect functionality in action. 

Furthermore, Bethesda is planning more content for Skyrim. In the same blog post, the company mentions that they are hard at work on the first expansion for the game, which will be exclusive to Xbox 360, adding new quests, locations, features and more. 

Bethesda then ask us to patiently stay tuned. But… we're the internet, is that even possible? Nonetheless, it looks like Bethesda isn't quite done with the Fus Ro Dah.