Starfield is a highly anticipated game, marking the first single-player RPG for Bethesda Game Studios in over seven years. It was the last game shown during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase on June 12. We got an in-depth look at the game in action, including combat, ship creation, and environments. It’s certainly shaping up to be a huge game, and the huge piece given to him on the show reflects that.
Microsoft closed its briefing with the very first Starfield gameplay. Bethesda’s Todd Howard showed fans footage on the planet Kreet in the year 2330. The gameplay footage showed first-person gameplay of the player entering a space station and defeating enemies with a machine gun and, later, a powerful shotgun.
The footage also showed a lock-picking game mechanic as well as third-person shooter footage. The footage also showed the game’s capital, New Atlantis, which appears to be a large, bustling city where players will accept missions and learn more about the world.
Starfield’s character creation system was also on display in the footage, and Howard called it Bethesda’s most comprehensive to date. There are also optional traits that players can select, and these each have advantages and disadvantages. Additionally, Starfield will even allow players to create and customize their own starships and then pilot them.
When discussing the size of Starfield, Howard also confirmed that Starfield has over 1,000 planets, and each one is open and available for players to explore.
Starfield was originally supposed to launch in November, but it’s been delayed until 2023 alongside Redfall as Bethesda continues to add polish. Once released, the next game from Bethesda Game Studios will be The Elder Scrolls VI.
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