Starfield: What we know about Bethesda’s next RPG

Starfield is the next massive, AAA role-playing video game from Fallout and Skyrim makers Bethesda Video game Studios. It will introduce Nov. 11, 2022. The spacefaring RPG, very first teased in 2018, is Bethesda’s greatest brand new computer game world in the previous 25 years. Here’s what we understand about it, up until now.

WHAT IS STARFIELD?

Skyrim in space,” Todd Howard informed The Washington Post. Howard is the executive manufacturer for Bethesda Video game Studios and the innovative leader of its Senior Scrolls franchise considering that 2000. To put it simply, this is the full-featured Bethesda Video game Studios RPG experience, seen in video games like The Senior Citizen Scrolls 5: Skyrim and Fallout 5, simply used to a brand new, sci-fi setting.

In the exact same interview with the Post, Bethesda handling director Ashley Cheng called it “the Han Solo simulator. Get in a ship, explore the galaxy, do fun stuff.”

WHAT’S THE STORY?

In an interview offered to The Telegraph, Howard discussed “The Constellation,” which is “this last group of space explorers.” Their activities are “like NASA meets Indiana Jones meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,” Howard stated. The Constellation is among several factions within the video game — gamers of Fallout and The Senior Scrolls would anticipate no less. However “it’s the main one you’ll become a part of,” Howard stated, although gamers will come across and can line up with other groups as Starfield’s role-playing story proceed. The player is in a timeline about 300 years ahead of ours.

Outside of that, Howard and Bethesda aren’t saying. The trailer shown on Sunday says it involves “humanity’s final journey.”

HEY, WHAT’S THAT THING I SAW, YOU KNOW, IN THE TRAILER?

Howard and Bethesda’s developers seem to want fans to fixate on Sunday’s announcement, frame-by-frame, to decipher clues to what Starfield will be when it launches next fall. “When asked about a plant growing in the background of a spaceship shown in the trailer, [Howard] demurred,” stated the Post. To The Telegraph, Howard figured that fans would start pickup up the pieces “in a few hours when you can stop every frame and look at it in 4K. There’s a lot there.”

The Telegraph astutely pointed to a book on the astronaut’s shelf in the story trailer — Sailing Alone Around the World, a memoir published in 1900 by Joshua Slocum, the first person to make a solo circumnavigation of Earth. He vanished at sea in 1909. “It all has relevance,” Howard stated. “I’ll just say that.”

IS THIS AN XBOX-ONLY VIDEO GAME?

Microsoft got Bethesda Softworks moms and dad ZeniMax Media last fall. The studio is honoring exclusivity dedications to PlayStation, such as Deathloop and GhostWire: Tokyo, however Sunday’s E3 video made it clear that Starfield is for Windows PC and Xbox Series X. It’s not concerning PlayStation 5. Starfield is likewise going to introduce the first day on Xbox Video game Pass.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.