Starfield is Bethesda Softworks’ next landmark project, and it has reportedly been in the making for the best part of a decade.
We’ve also heard that the science-fiction RPG is set to release before The Elder Scrolls 6, despite all of the hype surrounding the Skyrim sequel.
We’ve gathered everything we know about Starfield so far and stuck it all into this piece, including the latest details on its release date, settings and trailer.
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Designer, director and producer Todd Howard has called Starfield “the biggest most epic science fiction thing you could possibly imagine” during an interview with NoClip.
According to Howard, Bethesda has been working on the AAA game in some form or another for over ten years, though the company entered full pre-production on the game in 2013.
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Starfield won’t be releasing on current-gen platforms, so we’ll have to wait until the release of the PS5 and Xbox Project Scarlett at the very least.
Bethesda may confirm a vague launch window at this year’s E3 2019, where the studio’s conference looks to be focused primarily on Starfield.
While the Starfield release date may be a ways off yet, Howard has confirmed that parts of the game are already in an operational state.
And though it may seem obvious to anyone who’s seen the trailer, Bethesda has confirmed that Starfield is a sci-fi game.
That said, the studio has refrained from specifying whether it’ll follow in the RPG footsteps of ‘Fallout 4’ and ‘Skyrim’, or play as an entirely different genre.
Speaking to Geoff Keighley at E3 2018, Howard clarified that Bethesda’s approach to making Starfield has been to ask itself:
“What is the tone of science fiction that we think is unique and that really excites us? What would we want to do with that kind of game?”
The Starfield trailer shows the sun rising on a planet as the camera pans down to a space station hovering above, bearing solar panels in the shape of a star.
The scene ends with a huge flash of light that consumes the planet and space station within seconds.