The Bethesda Blog
has been kind enough to share some insights into what's in store for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
in the short term, post-release (no mention of DLC yet, though we know they're working on it), and on the PC front it's looking pretty sweet.
Mods are already doing the rounds for the game, but Bethesda plan on releasing Creation Kit, the official tools the Bethesda Game Studios team used to build the game, in January next year. A new Wiki for it will also be released with all the info and videos you could want, plus they'll be integrating Steam Workshop
to really help the mod community get their creations out there with ease and support.
And finally, they remind us that patch 1.2 for the game has just been released across all three systems (an incremental follow-up is due next week also), but that their commitment to strengthening the game's workings will keep the team releasing new updates as player feedback continues to roll in, so it's important to voice your troubles, hilarious glitches and utter frustration well into the game's life.
After the holidays, we’ll continue to release regular updates for the game — through full title updates, as well as incremental “gameplay updates” to fix whatever issues come up along with rebalancing portions of the game for difficulty or exploits. We plan on having a lot of these, not just a few. Overall, you should expect updates to be hitting the PC and Steam earlier and more often, as that’s a process we control. Console updates will follow, as they must be certified and processed by those manufacturers.
It's not old news that Bethesda offer this kind of post-release support, but it's always nice to be reminded of it.
Anyone in our immediate community playing with, or creating, mods yet?