As many gamers trek through the world of Skyrim for their first or 101st time, those who are playing the game on the PC are all thinking about one thing: the release of that long promised Creation Kit. It’s been a long time coming for these official mod tools, which last week were teased via a Bethesda behind-the-scenes video, and that wait is finally over.

Just announced on Twitter, by Bethesda‘s own Pete Hines, the Creation Kit is slated to release this Tuesday barring any unforeseen circumstances. It’s not like we haven’t seen potential release windows for the kit before, but never a firm day and date leading us to believe it’s finally happening.

Packaged in with the Creation Kit will be a wide variety of mod tools including a new scene editor that will allow modders to create their own NPC interactions. We doubt anyone can come up with something that has transcended the medium quite like “took an arrow to the knee,” but it’s worth giving a shot.

And for those who might be new to the mod community, but have become as enamored with Skyrim as the rest of the world, Bethesda has put together a handy wiki filled with detailed descriptions of all the tools that are available. But wait, there’s more.

As a final tease for Skyrim fans, Hines also revealed the Creation Kit will launch with some sort of surprise, unfortunately he wouldn’t say what it is. Many modders, including some who have been digging through the game’s source code, seem to believe that the surprise is some sort of high res texture pack, but we won’t know for sure until Tuesday.

It has absolutely been a long time coming for this Skyrim Creation Kit, but now that the day is almost upon us it almost seems too good to be true. Sure, there is a ton of quality content packed into the world of Skyrim, as with any Elder Scrolls, but it isn’t truly a Bethesda game unless the mod community can have their way with it.

Are you happy to hear that the Skyrim Creation Kit finally has a release date? What is the first thing you plan to play around with on Tuesday?

Source: Pete Hines

 

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