Bethesda will be releasing the development tools used by them to make Skyrim next month for PC users.
“Beginning in January, PC players will be able to download for free the same development tools we used at Bethesda Game Studios to create Skyrim.” Bethesda said on its blog. “In tandem with the Creation Kit’s release, we will roll out a new Wiki and videos to help you get started.” added Bethesda.
Bethesda also added that it is working to integrate Steam Workshop into the Creation Kit, “We’ve been working closely with Valve to integrate Steam Workshop into the Creation Kit.”
This means that users can now bundle their mods and upload it to the Workshop where people can “browse, rate, and flag mods for download”. It can be done from any web device such as a smartphone.
Regarding current modding sites, users will be still able to use them Bethesda said.
Bethesda also said on its blog that an “incremental update” will be coming to all versions of Skyrim. “It will be up on PC first, and then hit PS3 and Xbox 360 later in the week.” said Bethesda.
Bethesda added, regular updates will be coming after the holidays. “You should expect updates to be hitting the PC and Steam earlier and more often, as that’s a process we control. Console updates will follow, as they must be certified and processed by those manufacturers.”