Bethesda Games has just announced a title update that will give Skyrim some Kinect support. The support will only be for voice commands, so there will be no waving of hands to slash swords at little kids. The update will allow for 200 different commands in the game, most of them being very basic.
The commands will let you save/load, use shouts, access menu management, and order your followers. So....woooo.
Todd Howards, who is the executive producer of the Elder Scrolls series and a hero of mine, showed off a demo of this at DICE earlier this year. At the time they called it an "internal studio experiment," but I guess they wanted to see a crowds reaction to it before making it a real thing.
This won't affect me because I don't own a Kinect, and if I did, I would probably only use the functionality a few times. I mean, how will this make your experience better? I guarantee that you can do everything faster with a controller. But, I guess Bethesda wanted to play with the technology just to see what they could do.
Will any of you be shouting in your living room, or cycling through menus with the Kinect?