Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard has refused to promise a day one launch for the Creation Kit, the mod tools for the PC version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
However, he did say that its release would at least arrive “very close” near the game’s launch either way.
“We put a big premium on our editor, which we then ship with the games,” Howard told Gama.
“It’s going to come out again with Skyrim, the Creation Kit. So when it comes to content creation, we just have so much of it that we have to put a lot of development time into the tools, because the game is so big.
“We’re hoping [the Creation Kit] will be available as a download on launch day. I don’t know if I can promise day-one, but it will be very close.”
It reiterates comments made by Howard at Bethesda’s pre-E3 event in Park City, Utah back in April, where he mentioned before a live demo of the game that the Creation Kit’s release that it was hoping to release it day one, but warned “there may be some slack there.”
Skyrim releases on November 11 worldwide for PS3, 360 and PC.