Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Skyrim Creation Kit drops with Steam sale on Elder Scrolls series

FUS ROOOO YYEAAAHH - Yeah, that's "Macho Man" Randy Savage, in one of the more ridiculous Skyrim mods to-date

The Skyrim Creation Kit came today, as promised, and I was waayyy off...

The special "surprise" Bethesda Marketing VP Pete Hines tweeted about was a set of high-res textures that will replace the console-friendly world graphics that the game shipped with.

"Experience The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as you've never seen it before with the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack," says the press release. 

It's not that Skyrim looked bad before, but one could tell it was built to run under the restraints of consoles. The texture pack and toolset add another 3.1 gigs to your Steam install, so expect eyeball-slicing crispness and audible gasps from Dovahkiin everywhere.

Skyrim is now the second game to take advantage of the Steam Workshop, which features mods from the community. The first official release is a new companion: the Space Sphere from Portal 2.

All this and Steam's having a midweek sale on the Elder Scrolls series: Skyrim for $40 and throw Oblivion and Morrowind in with it for only $10 more.

Enjoy turning Shadowmere into a My Little Pony or replacing dragons with "Macho Man" Randy Savage... That's what the Elder Scrolls is all about, folks... ;)

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