Skyrim Gets Creation Tools, High Resolution Textures, and a Visitor from Spaaaace

Jason Wersits
Senior Editor - Reviews
 
February 7th, 2012

Nothing is better than feeling a little bit of love from the mod community, and Valve certainly knows that. Today marks the arrival of the much anticipated Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Creation Kit on Steam. These new tools will allow gamers to have easier access to community mods for downloading, sharing, and rating. As a little added bonus Valve has also built a storefront download for the high resolution texture pack as well as a little mod which brings the Space Core from Portal 2 into the game. Those guys sure love their cross-game promotions.

Even though the Skyrim Workshop (Valve’s name for its mod hub) has only been up for a few hours, a multitude of popular community mods are already featured on it. As of the time of this article, gamers can download mods which affect Skyrim’s aesthetics as well as tweaks to game mechanics and the user interface. It’s easy to expect even more exciting additions to 2011′s blockbuster RPG as time goes on.

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Jason Wersits is a Senior Editor for Mash Those Buttons. A lifetime resident of New Jersey and a diehard Starcraft fan, Jason spends the bulk of his time on the site working with the review staff to cover the games you care oh so much about.

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