It looks like the PC is going to be the platform of choice for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Bethesda is continuing the tradition of providing players with mod tools so they can alter the game any way they like. The developer will release a Creation Kit for Skyrim free of charge. Bethesda didn’t say when the Creation Kit will be available, but we’d imagine it shouldn’t be too long after Skyrim releases in November.
Individuals have created wonderful mods for Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls and Fallout games. Recently, we showed you what one team is doing with a Fallout: New Vegas mod named Project Nevada. Project Nevada adds cybernetic enhancements such as biotic eyes and kinetic accelerators. These implants enable new gameplay features that are not featured in the retail release of Fallout: New Vegas.
Console owners don’t have access to these features.
When Unreal Tournament 3 was released for PS3 in 2007, it included support for PC mods. There haven’t been many games that followed that trend since, but Portal 2 on the PS3 is getting Steam support in a big way. This will allow PS3 and PC players to play together. The PS3 will also get updates and support from the Steam community.
I can’t wait to see a mod that turns Skyrim into a Nordic wasteland.