January may be well past its midway point, but it doesn't appear as if Bethesda Softworks will miss its promise to deliver The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Creation Kit by the end of the month. In an update on the game's status today, Bethesda confirmed that the Creation Kit and Steam Workshop have entered final testing in advance of their launch on PC toward the end of January.
Designed to support the modding community, the Creation Kit gives gamers access to Bethesda's own development tools to make new Skyrim content. Likewise, Valve's Steam Workshop tool for Skyrim will aid PC gamers in finding and installing community-created game mods.
Bethesda also confirmed today that Skyrim's 1.4 update has entered a testing phase on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The update includes a variety of bug fixes and optimization patches, and a full list of tweaks can be found on the developer's website. Bethesda expects to conclude work on the update and submit it to Sony and Microsoft next week.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.