One of the key components of the Elder Scrolls games on PC has always been modding – sure, Bethesda has always offered plenty of content for you to sink countless hours into, but with mods the amount of content available to you is just about limitless.
Given the popularity of Skyrim, clearly many PC gamers are eagerly awaiting the release of Skyrim‘s mod tools, dubbed the Creation Kit by Bethesda. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait that much longer to get it.
Bethesda announced by way of their Blog over the weekend that the Skyrim Creation Kit is due for release on PC at some point in January. Bethesda claims that the Creation Kit is the very same software that Bethesda used to craft Skyrim, so modders can expect plenty of freedom to create whatever they see fit.
Additionally, Bethesda announced in the post that Steam Workshop will be integrated with the Creation Kit, allowing users to browse free user-created content, share and rate said content, keep their mods up-to-date, and more. Interestingly, Bethesda says that this functionality will be available to any web device, including your smartphone.
Lastly, Bethesda promised that many more updates will be released over the holidays, starting with a fix that addresses the bugs introduced by patch 1.2. The company notes that the updates will likely be released on PC first, as console patches require certification, but updates should start rolling out with some regularity over the next two months and beyond.