The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim did not have any mod tools when it launched, yet the amount of mods that became available almost immediately was frightening. From new outfits to whole new areas and obviously multiple retexturing projects.
To make things a little easier for the modding community Bethesda have launched the Skyrim Creation Kit, the official mod tools for aspiring young modders out there!
To celebrate the launch of the Creation Kit, Bethesda Softworks also released a new High Resolution Texture pack for Skyrim, totally free! This is a hefty download with many textures now in a higher resolution, setting the PC version even more apart from its console counterparts.
But the feather in the cap has to be the inclusion of Steam Workshop support. The Steam workshop makes it easy to download and install mods for your games. This means you will not have to run any separate applications to activate or deactivate your mod, often one of the most tricky things to do in games.
It is obvious that Bethesda is taking the mod community of Skyrim very seriously. Notch one up for PC gaming!