We may not know much about Starfield, but by goodness are we excited. Bethesda& apos; s upcoming single-player RPG set in outer space marks the gaming giant& apos; s first new IP for 25 years.
But just what is the game about? And, more importantly, when will we actually be able to play it?
During the game& apos; s shock announcement at E3 2018, Bethesda boss Todd Howard called Starfield “our next-generation, single-player epic”. However, Bethesda wouldn& apos; t disclose any more details apart from a short teaser trailer announcing the game and showing off its logo.
However that hasn& apos; t stopped us from boarding the hype train with a first-class ticket. There& apos; s nothing more exciting than whetting your appetite for a new game by future gazing( or starring gazing in this case ).
So, in that spirit, we& apos; ve searched the galaxy to bring you the latest news and rumors on Starfield. Here& apos; s everything you need to know.
[ Update: Starfield isn& apos; t likely to make an appearance at E3 2019. Read on to find out more .]
Cut to the chase What is it? A single-player RPG in outer space from the makers of Fallout and The Elder ScrollsWhat can I play it on? It& apos; s almost certainly coming to PC, PlayStation and Xbox, but we might have to wait for the new generations of consolesWhen can I play it? No term yet, but we may be looking at later than 2020 Starfield release date
So far, what& apos; s been released is a title, trailer and, well, promise of greatness to come.
With details so thin on the ground, the earliest we& apos ;d expect to see a Starfield game would be 2020.
Bethesda Game Studios Director Todd Howard has stressed that “everyone should be very, very patient”.
In Bethesda& apos; s E3 2018 presentation, Howard referred to the first Starfield game as “next-gen”, suggesting it might not see a release before the next generation of consoles( either the PS5 and Xbox Two ).
He might, however, only mean the game will use the capabilities of the PS4 and Xbox One& apos; s recent mid-cycle upgrades, in which case late 2019 or early 2020 would be a more likely window.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Howard elaborated 😛 TAGEND
“What systems we put it out on – what& apos; s the hardware requirements – is still to be determined. We& apos; re pushing it; we& apos; re thinking very, very far in future so we& apos; re house something that will handle next-generation hardware. That& apos; s what we& apos; re building on right now, that& apos; s where our mind is, but that doesn& apos; t mean it wouldn& apos; t exist on the current systems as well.”
We saw our first glimpse of the game during E3 2018. it& apos; s not much more than a title and defining at this phase, but the video does introduce us to an unnamed planet, a drifting satellite or space station, and some sort of … glowing wormhole?
Check out the teaser trailer below 😛 TAGEND
Starfield may not be coming to E3 2019 after all E3 is the place to announce exciting gaming news but it looks like Starfield won& apos; t be making much of an appearance at E3 2019. During a panel at PAX East which celebrated the 25 th Anniversary of The Elder Scrolls, Todd Howard responded to a question about some photogrammetry tech being used in Elder Scrolls and Starfield with the news that “it’s going to be a long time! It’s not something we’re going to be talking about, either of those games, at E3 this year, and so patience, please “.
Bethesda& apos; s E3 2019 showcase dated and confirmed Bethesda& apos; s E3 2019 showcase kickings off at 5.30 pm PDT on Sunday June 9, with the horror shooter Doom Eternal taking center stage. But could we assure some surprises too?
First announced at last year& apos; s E3 show, could we finally get a glimpse at Starfield? It& apos; s no secret that Starfield is a long time away from public intake, but with the PS5 and Xbox Two apparently around the corner, we& apos; re hopeful that Starfield could be uncovered alongside them. But, as stated above, it seems unlikely due to Howard& apos; s comments at PAX East.
A whole new world Bethesda has reportedly been talking about building Starfield for years now.
There have been rumors flying around about the game since Bethesda publisher Zenimax filed a trademark for the name as far back as 2013.
Given how much mileage Bethesda has achieved out of its other tentpole IPs- Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, which have both ensure various spin-off entries and MMO variants- it is presumably hoping to induce Starfield a far-reaching franchise in the same vein.
…and whole new systems The idea behind Starfield has been floating around as far back as 2004, and Howard has said it has the recognisable Bethesda DNA to it- so anticipate deep character customisation and open exploration. But also expect all new ideas entering into the mix- this won& apos; t only be Fallout or Skyrim in space. Speaking to Eurogamer, Howard stated ” […] it has a lot of new systems we& apos; ve been thinking about for a while that fit that kind of game really well.” So don& apos; t be surprised if there& apos; s some sort of on-theme space flight part involved too.
Bigger than ever before Both the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series have shared a similar character progression system and open-world backdrop, partly rooted in their sharing of the same gaming engine.
While we haven& apos; t heard specifics on gameplay, Starfield seems set to follow in the same vein, albeit in a more galactic setting. But the final frontier could hold much larger potential for exploration, allowing players to travel across various planets and encounter unknown civilizations.
There& apos; s a big gap in the market for sci-fi RPGs With the future of the space-opera RPG series Mass Effect seeming uncertain, and the unfulfilled promise of the planet-hopping exploration game No Man& apos; s Sky, Starfield will be entering a gaming market hungry for a sci-fi RPG done right. With the proves success of Bethesda& apos; s other franchises, could the developer have the next Mass Effect up its sleeves?
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