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Bethesda says it's still on track for release of Skyrim modding tools

The great thing about PC gaming is that many publishers allow the release of modification tools to allow gamers to change bits of the game code. It keeps up interest, allows communities to thrive - and probably gives them an idea of what people would like from sequels. Such a set of tools is coming for PC owners of Skyrim - and they're still on track for this month!

Above: An artist's impression of how you could mod Skrim, if you felt so inclined

In case you still need the exact wording, Bethesda said of the Creation Kit on its Twitter feed (opens in new tab): "We're still looking to have it out this month". Told you so. But don't think this means nothing to you if you don't 'do' modding. The best mods will be made available to download via Steam, so you can sample the best mods and rate them.

If you want an example of just how good fan-made mods can be, check out the German-made Nehrim (opens in new tab) (wow that was a close call for names!) based on the Oblivion engine:

Fully voiced (with many, many more voice actors than the original - see what we were just saying about ideas for sequels?) and with many, many hours' worth of story and side quests, it's as-near-as-dammit a full-blown expansion pack. Nay, a full game.

Of course, that game did take some four years to make, so we will probably see the first, full fan-made Skyrim episode in... ooh... 2016? In the mean-time, expect plenty more minor mods like this Randy Savage dragon (opens in new tab) as well as whatever DLC Bethesda itself has planned.

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.