Voice commands may soon be used by players of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim through the Kinect controller of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). This was revealed recently by Bethesda Softworks, the developer of the game. A free update will be released within the month for the Xbox 360 edition of the Skyrim game which will allow support for the Kinect controller.
With the update, over two hundred voice commands will be available for owners of the Kinect controller of Microsoft. This will allow users to direct followers, navigate through the maps, and interact with the menus on the game. Users of the Kinect controller will also have the capability of assigning hotkeys and perform dragon shouts. The complete list of voice commands that players can use is anticipated to be released prior to the release of the update.
Reports revealed that the Kinect controller feature will be available in a number of languages aside from English including Spanish, German, Italian and French. The English version will be released in fourth week of April after which the other versions will be released for users.
According to the marketing and public relations vice president of Bethesda, Pete Hines, using the voice commands through the Kinect controller will facilitate game play including jumping to various cities found on the map as well as sorting out the inventory in the game.
The Kinect controller support will offer a number of options for players of the game including functions that were not initially offered in Skyrim when it was initially released to players of the game.
The game was initially released last November and it soon became among the more popular video games in the market last year. Skyrim was also named as the game of the year during the Spike’s Video Game Awards last December and during the Game Developers Choice Awards recently.
With the addition of the Kinect controller functionality, gaming experience is expected to be enhanced among players of this popular videogame.