As immersive and time-sucking as the Elder Scrolls games can be, what really sets the games apart is the modding community on the PC version. Modders have changed everything from the minutiae of a guard’s armor to the expanse of a whole new world or game.
Bethesda is aware of this and for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and they’ll be releasing a creation kit that will give modders the same tools that Bethesda used to make the game. Coupled with the kit is Steam Workshop. Workshop allows modders to easily upload their own new mods as well as download others. One option with Workshop is the ability to subscribe to a modder’s creation so that when it updates Skyrim updates as well.
The Creation kit doesn’t quite have a release date yet save for the ‘soon.’