Valve have announced that the Steam Community will be receiving a major update which will put more focus on user-created screenshots, videos and Workshop items for games on Steam. Game Hubs will be created for every game on Steam where the most popular user-created content will be showcased alongside related news, discussions and comments for the game. Continue Reading
On July 9th Valve announced Steam Greenlight, a new platform which asks the community to help select some of the next games to be released on Steam.
Steam Greenlight has been developed from the Steam Workshop and will enable developers to post information, screenshots and videos for their game in order to seek support from the community to be selected for distribution on Steam. Much like the Steam Workshop developers will also get feedback from potential customers as the community rate and comment on their projects. Continue Reading
Bethesda Softworks have announced that the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be getting the Skyrim Creation Kit to enable modding of the game using the same tools used to create it. PC players will be able to download this software for free from January 2012. They will also be rolling out a new Wiki and videos to help modders get started.
Bethesda have been working closely with Valve to integrate the Steam Workshop into the Skyrim Creation Kit. Users will be able to submit, browse, rate and download mods through Steam all for free and at the push of a button.
This is fantastic news considering the huge amount of mods that have been released for Skyrim over the past 3 weeks and with the integration of the Steam Workshop we should start to see this service utilised across more games in the future.
For the full press release see here.
The Steam Workshop
“Contribute to the future of your favorite Steam games!”
The Steam Workshop is Valve’s latest addition to Steam and currently only works with Valve’s Team Fortress 2, where players can submit their own created items, like hats or other insignificant aesthetic bits, which Valve may add into the game. Users can also rate and review others items.
The scope of the workshop is the possibility of easier modding, which we will soon see with the Skyrim tools released in January, easier for the mod developers and easier for the players to download and use the mods. And we’re all very excited by it.
AJ & Akardo