Starfield is due to be released later this year. This is the first new brand in 25 years for Bethesda Game Studios, which is setting its sights to the skies, offering players an adventure in space.
From what we’ve seen Starfield, it looks like an evolution of the studio. Fallout elements are there, but Starfield is definitely a more simple space simulator than many expected. It’s still primarily a single-player RPG, but there’s also trading, ship customization, and more.
While we await more information on Starfield, this page will keep you up to date with the latest news related to the game. As more information becomes available, you’ll find it here. Here’s what we know for now Starfield yet.
Starfield: get to the point
- What is this? Bethesda’s RPG set in space
- What can I play it on? PC and Xbox Series X|S
- When can I play it? September 6, 2023
Starfield: Release date and platforms
Starfield launching on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC on September 6, 2023. This was recently confirmed on the game’s Twitter and marks the first full release date given for Starfield.
When Starfield will release, it will be an Xbox exclusive, and the E3 2021 trailer will clearly confirm this, ruling out a PS5 release. It will also not be on Xbox One, Bethesda is moving away from Microsoft’s last-gen console. With Microsoft now owning developer Bethesda, this could be an indication of the future of such titles Elder Scrolls 6 AND Fallout 5 go ahead.
The latest trailer we’ve reached Starfield was shown alongside revealing the game’s release date. It is light on new materials, focusing more on the development process behind the scenes. Check it out below:
We have included the key Starfield trailers throughout this article, but you can find all the Starfield trailers that have been released so far Official Bethesda YouTube Channel. (opens in a new tab)
During the 2022 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, we got our first in-depth look Starfield game. Starting with customization, we play a fully customizable hero. Varying skin tone, head shapes, hair, hair color, eyes and body details, Bethesda gives us the usual options here, alongside “Background” and “Traits”.
Backgrounds offer three starting skills each. For example, selecting “Duel” grants 10% extra melee damage, and “Gastronomy” allows you to create unique dishes and drinks, as well as research further recipes. Meanwhile, traits can shape your personality, so if you choose the “Extrovert” trait, for example, you’ll have more stamina when traveling with companions and less when you’re alone. Not surprisingly, this cannot be combined with the “Introvert” trait, which does the opposite.
This showcase also gave us our first real look at ship customization, which we know is modular in nature. You can combine entire sections by swapping out basic components such as cockpits, engines, and more, and there seems to be no need to create these parts yourself. It looks like we’ll be buying them from different suppliers in different locations.
Right after the presentation, Bethesda confirmed more about it Twitter (opens in a new tab) account. Revealing it Starfield uses a first-person perspective for dialogue, our character will also not be voiced, which may be welcome news. For the unaware: Bethesda tried to lift the hero for the first time in Fallout 4which has met with widespread criticism. Not surprisingly, this change was (mostly) well received.
thanks an IGN interview with Todd Howard, we learned a lot more about Starfield. Speaking of the length of Starfield, Howard explains that it will be 20% larger than previous Bethesda games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. Estimating you’ll need 30-40 hours for the main story alone, he advised: This lasts a little longer [than our previous games] and we can fine tune it a little more. It’s more quests, so it could be 20% more than our previous ones.”
It’s also clear that despite the freedom to explore on a large scale, Starfield still offers a clear “golden path” to follow for those interested only in the main story. Howard confirmed, telling IGN, that there is more handcrafted content in Starfield than Bethesda has ever created.
Starfield history and setting
Starfield promises a grand cosmic adventure in a vast universe, set 300 years in our future. After a few initial missions, our hero is invited to Constellation, the last group of space explorers. We will meet them in the capital of the United Colonies, New Atlantis, with the task of searching for artifacts in the Settled Systems.
speak to IGN (opens in a new tab) in a June 2022 interview, Todd Howard revealed that New Atlantis will be Bethesda’s biggest city to date. “It has all the services you’d expect and you can work there on your ship, factions touch that. But it’s also the home of the Constellation, which is the faction you join, which is the latest group of space explorers – sort of like NASA meets Indiana Jones meets the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [group]”.
Not surprisingly, there are rival groups with separate goals, such as the Crimson Fleet, that we’ll likely clash with often. Previous Bethesda videos have also confirmed the existence of brutal Spacers, ecliptic mercenaries, and fanatical religious zealots of House Va’Ruun.
This takes place on 1,000 fully explorable planets, between 100 star systems and four major cities. Including New Atlantis, we currently know of three of them. After the former war with the United Colonies, the Freestar Collective appoints the other major faction in The Settled Systems, and the two currently maintain an uneasy peace.
Controlling three star systems, Freestar uses the walled city of Akila as his capital to keep “alien predators that are a cross between a wolf and a velociraptor” at bay. Then we have Neon, the city of pleasure created by the Xenofresh corporation. After creating a unique psychotropic drug, Aurora is now a popular tourist destination.
News from Starfield
Starfield in June he will receive his own business card
Starfield recently received a full release date. AND Starfield The Direct was also announced for June 11 and will align with the Xbox presentation scheduled for that day.
Starfield may be lonely, but that’s what Bethesda wants
Speaking in a recent podcaster interview Lex Fridman (opens in a new tab)Todd Howard, the game’s lead director, explained how the Bethesda team embraced “beautiful wasteland” Starfield huge open world.
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