Bethesda has announced that The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Creation Kit will be released in January with Steam Workshop integration. The Creation Kit will give PC players the same development tools that Bethesda used to create Skyrim, allowing for modders to create powerful additions to the game.
With Steam Workshop, you'll be able to upload you mod to a place where everyone can browse, rate, and flag mods for download. "You’ll be able to do this from any web device, including your smartphone. Like a live Netflix queue, when you fire up Skyrim, mods you flagged will be automatically downloaded and installed," said Bethesda. You'll also be able to use pre-existing modding sites to upload, share, and access Skyrim mods with the Steam workshop.
Bethesda has also mentioned that after the holiday season they plan on releasing regular updates for the game, "to fix whatever issues come up along with rebalancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits." PC and Steam updates will come earlier and more often, and console updates will follow soon after, as they must be certified and processed by those manufacturers.
It's a good time to be a PC gamer, especially when it comes to Skyrim. I mean, look at all the fun stuff you can do just with cheese.