Bethesda and Microsoft revealed yet another look at the ambitiousSkyrim in space” role-playing game starfield during today’s joint presentation by the two companies. This time it was much more than eight secondsand actually presented gameplay.
After some preamble, Xbox boss Phil Spencer presented a short film starfield Sizzle Reel before director Todd Howard took the stage to show the game in action. What was previewed looked like a mix of Hello Games’ Nobody’s heaven and Obsidian Entertainment The Outer Worlds, featuring the character mining rocks for resources and navigating a seemingly deserted planet. The character then gets into a combat encounter and pulls out an automatic rifle to shoot some space-faring jerks before the video switches to the hub world.
The showcase also gave a glimpse of the character creator, which is highly customizable. You can customize your appearance, how your character plays and develops throughout the game, and the various attributes that affect your gear. You can also customize a ship, recruit crew members, and launch the thing into space to engage in dogfights or cargo transport. Or both.
starfield is Bethesda’s first new IP in about 25 years. You play beyond the solar system as a customizable character who is a member of a space exploration organization called Constellation. The game can be played in either first or third person, similar to other Bethesda games The Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76. So if you can think of one of those games set in space then, well… that’s quite a lot starfield
A Leak last year showed starfield Start in November 2022. However, probably because of the massive amount of work required for the game’s extensive scriptBethesda announced this last May starfield– alongside Arkane Austin’s vampire shooter redfall-was postponed to “the first half” of 2023. Now there are new rumours thanks to a Game Pass sign-up page spotted on Reddit Suggesting “the first half” could mean “early 2023.” It remains to be seen whether these rumors are valid, but acc GamesRadar
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Howard called too starfield an “incredible opportunity” for Bethesda, who talks about the “Xbox advantage” and the power of xCloud streaming.
“We’re now working very closely with Xbox to do that [Starfield] the best experience there can be,” said Howard. “Not just in terms of hardware, but how people access it and to be able to bring a game like this to more people than any of our games – it really is an incredible opportunity.”
my box recently spoke to 10 former Bethesda employees, who reported extensively the toll Fallout 76‘s disastrous start had on the people who worked on it, which also took members away redfall and starfieldteams from to fix the numerous issues during development.