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Creation Kit, workshop & high-res textures hit Skyrim

Today has been a massive day for Bethesda Softworks and Steam, not only has the long-awaited Skyrim Creation Kit gone live along with the Steam Workshop, but we can also confirm that the Skyrim High-Resolution Texture Pack is also available and to top it all off Steam has launched a massive Elder Scrolls sale.

Let’s start with Steam’s Elder Scrolls discount, you can now buy Morrowind Game of the Year Edition, Oblivion Game of the Year Edition and Skyrim for $49.99 in total (would usually cost just shy of $100). Alternatively you can buy Morrowind for $9.99, Oblivion for $9.99 and Skyrim for $39.99, usually Morrowind and Oblivion GOTY Editions are priced at $19.99 each on Steam. As for Skyrim this will go back up to $59.99 on Thursday, which means it’s a 33% saving. If you are in Great Britain you can get Skyrim for £23.29, usually it costs £34.99.

As you probably already know by now the Skyrim Creation kit is now live and so is the Steam Workshop – so you can finally begin creating your mods and sharing them with the community. If you’re struggling to come to terms by the CK’s vastness you should check out this YouTube playlist and bookmark it, here you can watch videos created by Bethesda Softworks which introduce you to the kit and teach you the basics, needless to say more videos will be added to the playlist as time goes on. (We have embedded episodes 1,2 and 3 at the bottom of this page).

Finally we can tell you that the high-resolution texture pack is available for download for free, the DLC is pretty self-explanatory and should make Skyrim look even more beautiful than it already does – you can download it here.

Now that you have the Skyrim Creation kit, Steam Workshop and high-resolution texture pack please test it all out and come back to tell us whether or not you’re impressed. Does Skyrim look much better with the improved textures? Is the Steam Workshop as seamless as promised? Is the creation kit complicated to use? These are the questions we want answered!

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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