Bethesda have now released the Skyrim Creation Kit on Steam, and along with it, a free high-res texture pack! The Creation Kit will be available when you next log into Steam, with the texture pack an optional extra. A wiki for the Creation Kit can be found here.
You can also now browse the Steam Workshop.. and discover another little surprise: Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1!
To celebrate the opening of the Steam Workshop for Skyrim, Valve and Bethesda have teamed up to bring you the Space Sphere mod, which’ll let the aggressively space-centric little robot tag along on your adventures in Tamriel!
The Skyrim Creation Kit is planned to arrive today according to Bethesda’s Pete Hines. This will be a free download for PC users, via Steam.
The Creation Kit features the same set of tools used to create the game originally, and will include new features such as scene editors, dialogue tree tool, and a new scripting language called Papyrus. For those new to modding, Bethesda are also releasing wiki documentation, written by the developers.
As the Kit has been integrated with the Steam Workshop, you can browse or search for existing mods, and comment and rate them, as well as upload your own. You can even subscribe to mods too: the launcher will download and install the latest version of any subscribed mods when you launch the game.
The Creation Kit will first be available as a beta on Steam, to allow players to opt into and back out of as they need. The 1.4 update and Creation Kit are currently undergoing testing, with plans to release for the PC on Steam next week, along with submitting console versions for certification.
More information will be available soon.