Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s Creation Kit, the content creation mod tool with a trailer and it will be available soon as a free download via Steam.

“We’re big believers that if we go the extra mile and make our games as moddable as possible, the game will only be better for it,” Skyrim producer Ashley Cheng wrote in new developer diary. “So the gameplay of ‘do whatever you want’ extends to ‘make the game do whatever you want.’ As we were building Skyrim and its tools, we made it a goal to try and keep the transition from our previous titles to Skyrim as smooth as possible for modders. More importantly, we want to make it easier for more people to enjoy mods.

So we teamed up with Valve and created the Skyrim Workshop. We couldn’t be more pleased with how it’s turning out. Mods are a big part of what makes our games special, so we urge everyone to try it out. We’re going to keep looking for ways to get mods to more people, and hopefully one day to our console audience.

“With Skyrim Workshop, you can browse and search for the latest or highest rated mods, subscribe to any that interest you, rate your favourites and post feedback. Once you’ve subscribed to some mods, start the Skyrim launcher and you’ll see your subscribed mods automatically download. The launcher will even check if a mod has been updated and grab the latest version.

“If you want to try making mods (and we think everybody should), the Creation Kit will be a free download via Steam under Tools. The Creation Kit has lots of new features, including the ability to build archives. Plus you’ll want to check out the Creation Kit Wiki, our online documentation and help file, for more details.”

The tool will allow users to easily upload, download, share and install mods upon release. Take a look at the video below

The Skyrim Creation Kit is on track to be released on Tuesday, February 7.

Here’s the tweet: “For our Skyrim PC fans, the Creation Kit is on track for release on Tuesday. And, we also have a special surprise with it.”

 

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