Starfield: Todd Howard Teases Two Step Out Moments [VIDEO]

Bethesda Game Studios has published a new developer diary about one of the most anticipated 2022 titles, Starfield (and there are many of them, as several games got delayed to next year…).


Howard, the game’s director, was joined by Angela Browser (Bethesda Game Studios’, or BGS for short, studio director) and Matt Carofano (art director) to talk about Starfield. “We were doing [The Elder Scrolls III:] Morrowind and looking at what we might do after that and beyond that, and we had a list of, ‘What are the other types of worlds we want to go to?’, and obviously, Fallout was at the top of the list if we could do that. And that magically, luckily, came true for us. And right behind that was science fiction,” Howard said.

Starfield’s core will be exploration, similar to BGS’ other titles, but the developers use a different approach due to this game having a more realistic and scientifically solid, reasonable setting. “Whereas [The Elder Scrolls V:] Skyrim is an epic fantasy, this is a more grounded game and a grounded setting about exploration. I think that gives us a different take on how we make everything. So that’s the sort of thing you latch onto when we’re making new areas, making environments, making characters,” Carofano said. “I also think that because it’s based in a more realistic atmosphere, you have a lot of people on our team who are super into certain things, like robotics or engineering, and they can use this lifetime of knowledge they have gathered, and then use it in their work,” Browder added.

Starfield’s world mechanics will be significantly different, yet it will have many similarities to Skyrim, for instance. It will use a first-person perspective, an interactive world, and step out moments, which Howard explained: “We always have that ‘step out’ moment into the world, so to say. Technology has changed. We’ve all changed. So our expectations when loading up a game, like, ‘Okay, I’m going to step out, and there’s going to be this moment.’ Us being able to do that and have it feel new every generation, every game, is special about what we do. I like to say that Starfield has two’ step out’ moments. That’s cryptic.”

Starfield will launch on November 11 on Xbox Series and PC. As per custom with Xbox Game Studios titles, it will also be on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Source: PCGamer

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