The moment has arrived for Skyrim players on PC, as just like we mentioned earlier, the long awaited Creation Kit is now available for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Along with it is the Steam workshop, and if you take a look at what’s on offer, you’ll see that there is a surprise waiting for you.
The main surprise that Bethesda was teasing with their Creation Kit turned out to be a high-resolution texture pack which you can read about here, but there was one more surprise which awaits those who enter the Steam Workshop for the first time.
It comes in the form of Portal 2′s favorite space core Weasely, as Bethesda has worked behind the scenes with Valve to make his appearance in Skyrim possible – and it looks great. Once you have installed the mod, he will even act as a companion and follow you around on your many adventures within the Skyrim universe. If you played Portal 2 and are interested in picking this up, you should head to the Steam Workshop head and search for a mod called ‘Fall of the Space Core, Vol. 1′.
Yes, you read that correctly. There is a volume 1 there so who knows, we may be seeing further collaborations between Valve and Bethesda to put even more Portal 2 content in Skyrim. We’re guessing that doesn’t rule out the possibility of other Valve properties appearing either – Gordon Freeman mod anyone? Perhaps we will leave that to you to create using the new tools.
For those of you that are just getting started, you may want to the official Creation Kit website here to start reading some tutorials. Just so you’re aware, these are some pretty heavy tools, with Bethesda stating that these are more or less the exact tools that they used to make the entire game, and now you can have access to them completely free.
Once you’ve got started, you’ll want to bookmark the Steam Workshop page here. Searching for mods has been made very easy, as you’ll see that mods are divided into separate categories, such as quests, armor, dungeons, weapons and even WORLDS. The Portal 2 mod is already one of the most popular downloads at the moment, but there’s something for everyone there – already over 300 mods available on the workshop in the space of a few hours, amazing.
If you have already downloaded the Portal 2 mod, let us know your thoughts on it. Also, what other mods would you recommend to others?