Bethesda is developing a brand new Starfield game for the first time in 25 years. Last year at Xbox & Bethesda from Microsoft you could get an early idea about it. However, now the developers have shared a 15-minute video of the gameplay.
Starfield events unfold in space, where players will take on the role of the last group of researchers. Described by game director Todd Howard as Skyrim in space, the RPG will be available for both first and third person characters.
In the early stages of the gameplay, we find ourselves on the moon of Crete, just one of more than 1,000 planets that players can fly to and explore freely. Based on Bethesda’s new Creation Engine 2, Starfield’s first gameplay features a player who wanders freely in first- and third-person mode, gathering resources, and observing strange creatures that inhabit many of Starfield’s planets.
The main story focuses on the Constellation, the last group of space explorers. The player will meet them in the capital of New Atlantis, where he learns that they are hunting for artifacts in Starfield systems. What are these artifacts used for? This is a puzzle that needs to be solved. Starfield’s systems are full of groups that a player can team up with to fight pirates.
The player can build their own outpost to generate resources on the planets, and can hire characters they meet to support them. They can also build their own spaceships, select crew members and fully customize the appearance and layout of the ship. There are many manufacturers of ships and modules, so it seems that creating a unique ship with different weapon systems or shields should be easy.
The flight around looks especially amazing in Starfield, and this suggests that many of the battles in the game will not be limited to planets. The player will be able to land freely and explore all the planets in the Starfield system, and Bethesda says more than 1,000 planets are available to players.
Starfield was originally scheduled to launch on November 11, 2022, but Microsoft has announced a postponement to the “first half of 2023”, and the exact release date of the game is still unknown.