Mod tools bundled with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Latest RPG series entry to include Creation Kit for PC community; new game engine dubbed Creation Engine.

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The latest entry in the Elder Scrolls series--Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim--is due out 11/11/11 with not only a new narrative, but also a new game engine. However, gamers not content with what Bethesda has created will be able to mix things up in the new role-playing game.

Bethesda has confirmed via the Bethesda Blog that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will follow the precedent set by its predecessor and come with a set of mod tools for gamers to unleash their creativity with.

The sky's the limit for modders in Skyrim.

Skyrim's all-new game engine--outed last month--will be called the Creation Engine and will include the Creation Kit level-building tools for the PC community only. This toolset will let gamers create levels and tweak game nuances to their liking. The modification tools will not be available for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 iterations of the game.

Speaking via the official Skyrim forums, a Bethesda employee said that including the toolset with Skyrim was a decision the studio made based on what the community had created in the past.

"We've always been impressed with what the community has done with our tools," said a Bethesda representative. "Like the Elder Scrolls Construction Set for Morrowind and Oblivion, we plan to release Creation Kit so you guys can mod Skyrim."

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced at the 2010 Video Game Awards show following reports that the title was in development and would be a direct sequel to The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. A teaser website for the title is now live, and its first trailer is embedded below.

Discussion

182 comments
HikezKasama
HikezKasama

Yeah ill probobly get this game....HarryPartridge got me into it LOL..

paladin125
paladin125

@GamerLegend10 you can just hook up your xbox controller into your computer and Skyrim will recognize it

mauro_rubens
mauro_rubens

Good Lord. This is the game I've been wating for since I'd finish the Fallout3 and New Vegas. I ordered them for XBox and the Special Edition with the Prima Guide but I will have to wait for couple days. The waiting is killing me.

Supersayian007
Supersayian007

cool...... new to PC Gaming mods but hoping my choice of the pc version over the xbox version was a good move

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

i think i might have to buy an xbox360 and a pc version...i like using the controller an my tv for gaming, but mod tools would be awesome (but only if my pc is good enough)

flashn00b
flashn00b

I personally find that mods provide the backbone of Bethesda's titles, though I'm hoping that the vanilla title will also be good on it's own rights.

0_demo_0
0_demo_0

So who wants me a computer that can run this game???

JTrockin
JTrockin

I will be getting it on PC. Although from what I seen it doesn't look like I'll be modding it for quite some time.

ymarkman
ymarkman

That's cool that they are including the mod kit with the game. I've seen some pretty cool mods out there for Morrowind and Oblivion, and can't wait to see what people do with the mod kit for this game.

Desthromath
Desthromath

The return of the king (of rpgs ofc xD)

Haas117
Haas117

hopefully it wont be another top-less mod thing like oblivion but im sure Bethesda learned thier lesson

elixir8
elixir8

For frak's sake Bethesda, please make it so that I can create a female character that doesn't look like a tranny! Seriously though, this game has the potential to be the greatest game ever made.

blackteletuby13
blackteletuby13

Oblivion was one of my favourite games ever, can't wait for Skyrim.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

@The_Dragon_Born Sorry, just read your comment, I've been gone a few days. I've been playing Morrowind a lot the last few days even, if the graphics of an older game bother you (if you're using the PC version), there are mods to help out with that and they really bring the graphics up. You should try it, see if you like it. Me personally, I can play it old school, doesn't bother me ;)

Scr00I
Scr00I

Ah now this is gonna be fun. Mods rock.

XxParasite
XxParasite

Hm... Will other utilities be possible/necessary? SkSE SkGE Wrye Sash?

redskinStu
redskinStu

Is it going to run properly, or just freeze up?

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

It's been really annoying waiting for this game to come out.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

And on a side note, imagine if every open world/sand-box game had the tools Bethesda releases. Those games will never die.

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

Maybe one day there will mod tools for consoles but it's things like this that will keep PC gaming alive. If more companies did this for their games PC gaming would be more than alive, it would be thriving. Yes, there are companies that do but there are far more that don't. Just look at Morrowind, the game was released in 2002 and there are still people playing it, modding it and the community is huge and amazingly prolific.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

they need to release mod tools for the ps3 there are games now on the ps3 where you can create you own lvls races and a bunch of other stuff

conroybrink
conroybrink

Sweet,its a pity that pc's are to expensive anymore to run high end games,whats worse is that the consoles aren't getting the modding treatment but what can you do,the minor glitches that have plagued the series on consoles is slight and not enough to keep this gamer from buying it.And who knows if bethesda can figure it out consoles could get modding tools theres realy not much of and excuse to not give them to us...But either way does it really matter if its running full 1080p or that its going to be alittle glitchy.To many complainers on these forums..Get over it,games are more complicated than they have ever been,be happy you are even afforded the opertunity to play.

FedCom
FedCom

Maybe I just don't get the whole console vs PC thing but HD TV's sort of make me laugh in general. For their size an my monitor resolution the TV's seem like they should be better...by a lot. Guess it comes down to price though since I have the system I'd definitely pick up the PC version here. Save $10 and get mod tools? Granted some games are fun from the couch too. I like me some tools though.

Ladiesman17
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aFatDog
aFatDog

@Ladiesman17 It is true that PC has superior graphics than both of the consoles, but the difference isn't even CLOSE to the difference between ps2 and ps3. And this gen of consoles DOES have support for full HD native resolutions, it's just incredibly rare to find a game that runs at that resolution.

aFatDog
aFatDog

Ah, brilliant.Yet again bethesda will release a game plagued with glitches big and small and leave it up to the community to fix them-and the console players will have no option but to tolerate them.

Jaga_Telesin
Jaga_Telesin

Did the person writing this article understand the previous modding tools and sandbox games for The Elder Scrolls series, or just decide to call it "level design" out of ignorance? The entire game can be modded as it has been since Morrowind was released. Granted we have a new engine and Creation Toolset now, but they usually stick to their past successes when releasing mod tools, which means FAR more than just level design. TES series games don't even have levels, unless you count the myriad number of random dungeons and caves in the sandbox world.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@The_Dragon_Born It's native resolution dude, not True HD, get over with. It's playable on TV with 1080p. but your system only 720p. just like I've said earlier, it will become blurry if you put on 1080p TVs.1080p resolution gonna strain your system, and Xbox is not made for that, hell, even 480p playable on 1080 TV. It's just Advertising dude, just like PS3 said their system open-source, which in fact is not, It's simple as that. ;)

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

@Ladiesman17 You must have missed the memo dude. Not only is my TV 1080p but most games now have 1080 progressive listed on the back. For 360 its REQUIRED by microsoft in order to develop games for the console. When is the last time you played a console? Oblivion? God of War 3? Halo Reach?

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

@The_Dragon_Born yeah whatever with your flatscreen, your console is not capable maximizing your LCD anyway :? Consoles version only support for 720p [ 1280x720 ] which is crappy if you have 1080p TV, It's gonna looks blurry and weird. PC version still way better with 1080p [ 1980x1080 ] not mention PC also support backward compatibilty, the differences between PC & Today Consoles in terms of graphic is like differences between PS2 [ 480p ] & PS3 [ 720p ] what a sucks to be like you :? and btw, all technology in this world aging rapidly, including your system. but for me the software (the game itself) is more important.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

@Tidal_Abyss You know I really enjoyed Morrowind, in some ways more and some less than Oblivion. Recently I tried to get back into it...Couldn't. I'm not sure if it was just because it was outdated compared to what I'm used to it. Dunno.

jasopan
jasopan

This game is going to be huge, mark my words.

Tidal_Abyss
Tidal_Abyss

I've never understood people who say they find Morrowind overwhelming. It's a non-linear rpg, I think that's what many people's issues are- 'non-linear', you don't have all the 'hand-holding' and things thought out for you, you get processed off the boat and then you're free to play the game as you like, you either proceed with your orders to follow the main storyline or you can spend time exploring and leveling up- what's so daunting about that? I also prefer Morrowind over Oblivion, I always keep both GOTY versions on my hard drive. Really looking forward to Skyrim.

npkgardens
npkgardens

@Sirbobislost I tried Morrowind a few times long ago, and like you, had a hard time getting into it. There is so much to keep track of, it is daunting. However, I too played Fallout 3 and loved it. So then I got Oblivion and gave it a try. I ended up enjoying it at least as much as Fallout 3, and it was much easier to get into than Morrowind. However, after playing Oblivion, I picked up Morrowind on Steam for $5 and gave it a try again. This time I was more prepared, and I enjoyed the heck out of it. Yup, Morrowind is more complex than Oblivion. Oblivion is more accessible, and some Morrowind fans consider it "dumbed down", although it is a great game in its own right, IMO.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

i borrowed morrowwind off a friend years a go and tried so many times but i just couldnt get into the game so i never bothered with oblivion but since then i feel in love with fallout so maybe its time to have another try @The_Dragon_Born so dont console owners have glasses drink Mt. Dew and eat cheetos?

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@The_Dragon_Born @Krystyan68 @packers91 @dannis27 @FruitCakesRUS If real wars are like stupid console/system wars, then we will see many 'morally good' countries/factions suddenly legally allowing killing of the enemy's children and sexual slavery of captured civilians.

Krystyan68
Krystyan68

Can we stop this stupid console/PC flamewar?? Of course it'll look best on a PC, but I'm sure it will look just fine on the consoles as well. What I would like to see is if a community-created mod is well-received & popular enough, it could become DLC for console users, that would be sweet!!

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volcax
volcax

Great news, the modding community is what makes Morrowind and Oblivion still worth playing. I tried to go console, but nothing beats a PC for intelligent involved gaming.

BornGamer
BornGamer

Mod tools? Sweet. The community will be able to try and fix Bethesda's next bugridden crashfest.