Skyrim on PC is already pretty great, but you ain’t seen nothing yet.
Once modders have the full set of tools to do whatever they want with the game, there are literally no limits to what can be done with Skyrim.
According to the BethBlog:
Beginning in January, PC players will be able to download for free the same development tools we used at Bethesda Game Studios to create Skyrim. In tandem with the Creation Kit’s release, we will roll out a new Wiki and videos to help you get started.
Bethesda will also be integrating the game with Steam Workshop which will make sharing and downloading mods easier than ever:
Using the Workshop, you’ll have free user content with the push of a button. The Creation Kit will bundle your mod and upload it to the Workshop, where everyone can browse, rate, and flag mods for download. You’ll be able to do this from any web device, including your smartphone. Like a live Netflix queue, when you fire up Skyrim, mods you flagged will be automatically downloaded and installed. Everyone here is really excited about the opportunities and possibilities this opens up for our entire community.
Prefer to use existing modding sites? Not a problem. You’ll still be able to upload/share/access Skyrim mods on fan-created mod sites.
Are you prepared? No, you’re not prepared.