The PC Creation Kit for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim arrives on Steam next Tuesday, developer Bethesda has announced.

A Tweet from marketing man Pete Hines earlier today read:

"For our Skyrim PC fans, the Creation Kit is on track for release on Tuesday. And, we also have a special surprise with it. #whatcoulditbe!?"

Place your bets.

As detailed on the Bethesda Blog earlier this week, when it does go live you can download the pack from the Tools tab in Steam.

Also on Bethesda's to-do list is a console release for the keenly-awaited 1.4 update, which should hopefully fix lag issues that have tormented many PlayStation 3 patrons. It's apparently been submitted to platform holders for approval so should be available some time next week.