Starfield is Bethesda’s first original RPG in 25 years and is set in space. Almost three years after it was announced, that’s still nearly everything we know about the mysterious project the studio has been talking about internally for a decade. There are some minor details to get from comments provided by Bethesda, and the trailer presented by Bethesda at E3 in 2018. Other than that, we have a bit more sporadic comments from Todd Howard and some leaked photos that May Be legit.
We’ve gathered all the scanty information about Starfield below. Here’s everything we know about the next Bethesda RPG.
What is Starfield release date?
A release date hasn’t been announced yet, and while we don’t expect it soon, it should be close.
Back when she launched Bethesda Fallout 76 in 2018, Todd Howard hinted at it Jamespot That Starfield may not be charging on current generation consoles at the time. We have officially reached the next generation, which is now public, so at least one caveat has been made clear.
Ahead of E3 2019, Todd Howard warned during An interview with IGN That although Starfield is a priority for Bethesda (rather The Sheikh Manuscripts 6 Whose eagerly awaited her too) fans will have to be patient.
Is there an official promotion for Starfield?
Bethesda E3 2018 teaser It is everything we’ve seen from the game so far. It shows the sun crowning the atmosphere of a desert planet, and shows a space station. The robust design and solar panels suggest a photorealistic sci-fi tone closer to Gravity than Mass Effect.
We’re actually a camera floating in space in this clip. You can see ice spots on the lens. When the sun picks up the camera, we see a word written on our own devices reflected into the lens. It shows a motto and a partial word: Constellation?
A few moments later a cosmic tear breaks out behind the station and appears to be consuming it. Maybe a cold space disaster, or a really colorful warp effect.
Are these Starfield photos?
In September 2020, three photos appeared on image hosting website Imgur which definitely looks like our first real look at Starfield. The images are impossible to confirm, but the UI element in the lower left corner matches the aesthetics used on Starfield’s official website.
However, there is something about the image and the astronaut that reminds me of the Fallout 4 engine. I think the third-person camera angle is the perfect Fallout 4 match, or maybe the way the suit sits on the body is what reminds me of the Fallout standard armor setup. If it’s really fake, it’s a good idea.
You can design a Starfield character
Bethesda recently put out a prize package for auction to help raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. In addition to an all-new Xbox Series X console and 16 games, the winner will get to “work with the award-winning team at Bethesda Game Studios, including executive producer Todd Howard, to create a character for their highly anticipated game, Starfield!” Yes you can. Win a design appointment with Todd Howard.
Will Microsoft buy Bethesda change Starfield?
As far as we know, Microsoft plans to leave ZeniMax alone, Which may include Bethesda. The acquisition likely won’t bring Starfield soon, but hopefully a little extra money and support from Microsoft won’t hurt. Until we hear otherwise, we can still assume Starfield is the next big RPG developed by Bethesda, followed by The Elder Scrolls VI.
Todd Howard says Starfield is getting “really good publicity” because it’s so early
Speaking to Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb on his official Xbox Live podcast about Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, Todd Howard gave a brief update about Starfield and the hype around it.
“I think this game is really a hit for a match that no one has seen,” said Howard. It’s a surprisingly candid comment that speaks to the high hopes and expectations that fans place on a game we know very little about. Howard went on to describe Starfield as a “rewriting of the main engine” compared to previous Bethesda games.
Starfield has been in development for years
There is no release date yet, however Says Todd Howard The project is out of pre-production and is currently in an internally operable state. The teaser shown at E3 2018 is mostly designed to give us a sense of the atmosphere of the game. at Interview with the Guardian“We’ve been talking about it a decade ago, we started putting things on paper five or six years ago, and it’s been active development since we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half years, three years,” Howard says.
Starfield has “DNA” for Bethesda, but will contain “lots of new systems.”
Everything we know about Starfield so far leaks from interviews with Todd Howard. running EurogamerHoward, for example, has been pressured over whether Starfield will be Bethesda Games Studios the way Elder Scrolls and Fallout are. “I don’t want to say yes or no to that because I don’t know what that means to you or to whom that is going to read … It’s different, but if you sit down and run, you’ll recognize it as something we made if it makes sense? It has our DNA in it?” It contains things we love. “
Howard also added this: “But it has a lot of new systems that we’ve been thinking about for a while that fit this genre of games really well.” Well, hello, Bethesda had never made an RPG in space before, so there were a few variations on the cards.
Space travel in Starfield is as dangerous as a flight in the 1940s
In the E3 2019 conversation between Todd Howard and Elon Musk, Howard revealed that space travel at Starfield might not be a Star Trek-like business. “Space travel is in our game,” Howard said. “I want to say it’s like a flight in the forties, and it’s dangerous.” “It’s still dangerous to go and explore, even though a lot of people do.”
Starfield shouldn’t be confused with a rocket engineering sim, though. “We have to play a bit,” Howard said, “so it’s not punishment like going into actual space.”
Todd Howard traveled to SpaceX to bring “originality” to Starfield
In the same E3 conversation between Howard and Musk mentioned above, Howard said he toured Musk’s SpaceX for Starfield research and inspiration. It’s unclear how this inspiration will emerge, but Howard mentioned that helium-3 – an speculative fuel for nuclear fusion – could be the isotope used to fuel Starfield’s ships, or at least something that needs to be discussed.
From this information and original trailer, it’s reasonable to assume that Starfield’s aesthetic would stick closer to realism rather than the elegant distant futuristic character we often see in science fiction media.