Skyrim Kinect Integration Actually Seems Like a Good Idea
Maybe I missed an announcement some months back, but I had no idea that Bethesda was working on Kinect integration for the Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But now that I’ve watched the trailer, I think it’s an excellent idea.
Why? Mainly because it doesn’t seem to involve any motion tracking whatsoever, and is basically a fancy, Kinect-shaped microphone that lets you yell at your TV like a crazy person and have it do stuff, like cast spells, dragonshout or whatever that is, and issue commands to NPC allies. Very slick!
The update should be on the way sometime this month, and the Kinect support will feature over 200 voice commands, says a press release published this morning. And to be totally honest—this actually makes me want to play Skyrim, finally. Something about yelling out magic words and having them happen in the game…man, I don’t know why, but that is so cool to me.