VIDEO: Bethesda Previews Skyrim Creation Kit

So you have your copy of Bethesda's hot RPG The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and you're just itching to create some new content. Well guess what: the Creation Kit isn't quite out yet. Instead, Bethesda wants to tease fans by providing a glimpse into the Skyrim editor via a YouTube demo.

"With the Creation Kit’s upcoming release, we have just posted a new developer diary by Production Director, Ashley Cheng as well as a video highlighting some of the new features that will be made available to our modding community through the Skyrim Workshop on Steam," Bethesda states. "The Skyrim Workshop will allow users to easily upload, download, and install their mods, making sharing custom content easier than ever before."

According to the Skyrim team, the Creation Kit features the same toolset used to create Skyrim's virtual environment. However, it also includes lots of new features such as the ability to build archives. The kit will be free to download via Valve's digital distribution platform. Modders are encouraged to check out the Creation Kit Wikki for more details.

"With Skyrim Workshop, you can browse and search for the latest or highest rated mods, subscribe to any that interest you, rate your favorites and post feedback,"Bethesda states. "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."

Both the Creation Kit and Skyrim Workshop are "coming soon." Stay tuned to http://elderscrolls.com/community for more details. In the meantime, here's the teaser:

Creation Kit

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  • Elder Scrolls. The gift that keeps giving.
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  • And this part of the reason why the Elder Scrolls games are so amazing. Really tempted to have a go at doing some modding myself once this comes out, even though I have no experience whatsoever.
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  • mattyg_nzSteam Workshops?! There's DRM for mods... What has this world become?

    Oh noooo, Skyrim mods will be available right on the convenient distribution platform Skyrim is already on! What kind of Orwellian hell is this?

    Seriously, I get that not every game is worth $60, but Skyrim is. Just buy it bro.
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  • And this part of the reason why the Elder Scrolls games are so amazing. Really tempted to have a go at doing some modding myself once this comes out, even though I have no experience whatsoever.
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  • Steam Workshops?! There's DRM for mods... What has this world become?
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  • Elder Scrolls. The gift that keeps giving.
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