Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's official: Skyrim will include a toolset

Last week, I had the good news and the bad news about Skyrim, the fifth installment in the Elder Scrolls series that's due out later this year. Today there was an extra helping of good news as Bethesda confirmed that - like Oblivion and Morrowind before it - Skyrim will include a toolset. The new toolset will be called the "Creation Engine" (eh).

So, rest assured, no matter how heinous the level-scaling is in Skyrim, modders will be along shortly to fix it.

Based on a recent preview at Game Informer, the toolset used to create Skyrim is significantly different/more advanced than its predecessors. Could be good, especially for level designers.