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Starfield: An Introduction to the Next Big Thing Being Developed By The Award Winning Creators of Fallout and Skyrim


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  • "It's an epic about hope, our shared humanity and answering our greatest mystery" - Todd Howard executive producer at Bethesda game studios
  • Starfield will be open world. Players can "be who you want, go where you want, experience our stories, and forge your own."
  • The game will focus on the player as a member of constellation, "the last group of space explorers"
  • The game is set around 300 years in the future.
  • The dev team has mapped out what happens every decade that gets humanity from now to then 

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  • It's been 25 years in the making.
  • It's a brand new universe 
  • It's been compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim but in space.
  • Lead artist Istvan Pely said that the game's aesthetic could be categorized as "NASA punk"
  • Bethesda managing director Ashley Cheng has referred to the game as a "Han Solo simulator"
  • The game will get into science and religion

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  • The game is being powered by the creation engine 2, a brand new engine designed by Bethesda for next gen games.
  • Their will be alien races!
  • The game will support first person and third person perspectives.
  • Starfield will be a more hardcore RPG experience than what Bethesda has done in the past.
  • Todd Howard visited Elon Musk's space X for inspiration and research.

 

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  • The game is very big and is designed to be played for a long time, they learned from Skyrim and created more "hooks" for people that want to keep playing the game.
  • Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC
  • Starfield will be available on Xbox game pass day one.
  • The release date is November 11, 2022

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I think Starfield is going to be huge in terms of hype and popularity. Everything that I've learned about it so far indicates to me that everyone is going to want to play this game at some point in time. It seems like Bethesda is going to give us a slow but steady content drip. And I think that's all to the good. I would hate to be spoiled on the grander parts of the story. I definitely suspect we'll get some more information about character creation and some background information on how we start off in the game.

I think it would be really cool if Starfield had a unique opening act based on decisions that players make in character creation. Something similar to what BioWare did with Dragon Age: Origins. Each class had a unique origin story that briefly setup your characters background before you were kind of released into the world onto the main quest.

I can't wait to hear more info on Starfield! In the meantime, I'll be sure to add new posts as more infor and other interesting commentary is released. Be sure to check back often. If you're looking for new infor on Starfield be sure to checkout the similar content that is linked below. It should show all of the latest Starfield related news, commentary and analysis.

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