As Bethesda Sport Studios’ first new universe in about 25 years, there’s fairly a bit driving on Starfield. The space-faring RPG was formally revealed on the Xbox and Bethesda Video games Showcase with a 2022 launch date and exclusivity to Xbox. No gameplay was showcased however director Todd Howard did present a number of extra particulars when talking to The Telegraph.
Relating to Constellation, the group that gamers be a part of from the outset, Howard mentioned, “The sport is ready about 300 plus years in our personal future. And Constellation is this sort of final group of house explorers. It’s like NASA meets Indiana Jones meets the League of Extraordinary Gents, a gaggle of individuals which are nonetheless trying to find solutions.”
After all, it is a Bethesda title so Constellation isn’t the one faction kicking round in house. “There are quite a lot of factions within the sport however that’s the primary one that you simply’ll grow to be part of. It’s form of like Skyrim by way of the construction of the sport, the place you’re going to be who you wish to be, after which there’s completely different factions you could be a part of, and actually carve your individual path,” mentioned Howard.
This sounds all properly and good however what’s happening plot-wise? Whereas he didn’t disclose any particulars, there might be some “huge questions” requested. “We ask some huge questions within the sport – the type that folks have requested once they look to the sky, you already know? ‘What’s on the market?’ Why are we right here? How will we get right here?’ And we get into science, we get into faith. I actually get pleasure from serious about these huge questions. I see them in different [forms of] leisure and I feel we now have a singular approach of presenting it with a sport like this, the place perhaps we don’t have all of the solutions however I feel it’s good to get individuals pondering.”
One factor is for positive although – the random hypothesis about actor Tom Cruise being within the sport? It’s not taking place. “Sorry – no, as of right this moment!” By no means say by no means, after all.
Starfield is slated to launch on November eleventh 2022 for Xbox Sequence X/S and PC. It would additionally launch day one on Xbox Sport Move. Together with being the studio’s first new IP in a protracted whereas, it’s additionally developed on the brand new Creation Engine 2. Keep tuned for extra particulars and hopefully some gameplay within the coming months.