Skyrim Creation Kit Confirmed For Launch Next Month

In January of 2012, PC gamers worldwide will be able to download the same development tools for free that was used by Bethesda Game Studios to create The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The name of said tools is the “Creation Kit.” In addition to being able to create your own content, Bethesda Softworks has been working closely with Valve to integrate Steam Workshop into the Kit. In tandem with the Creation Kit, they will introduce a new Wiki to deliver numerous comprehensive tutorials to help you get started.

Included in this will be a great sharing system, having free user content with the push of a button. Using the Workshop and the Creation Kit, you will bundle your mod and upload it to the Steam Workshop for free, and then other gamers also connected can browse, rate, and flag mods for download. You’ll be able to do this from any web device, including your smartphone. Like a live Netflix queue, when you fire up Skyrim, mods you flagged will be automatically downloaded and installed. Prefer to use existing modding sites? Not a problem. You’ll still be able to upload/share/access Skyrim mods on fan-created mod sites.

Thanks, BethBlog

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