Starfield Gameplay Trailer Shows Thousands Of Explorable Planets, Space Combat, And More
Starfield – Bethesda’s next next-gen RPG for PC and Xbox Series S/X consoles – is set to arrive in the first half of 2023, Bethesda announced during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 on Sunday. During the showcase event, Bethesda also showed off Starfield gameplay, revealing that players would have access to over 1,000 planets, build bases on each planet, and battle in space using their spaceship. The game, which was previously slated to arrive in November this year, will be available to Xbox Game Pass members from day one.
Starfield Game Director Todd Howard revealed gameplay footage for Starfield during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, featuring over 100 star systems with over 1,000 explorable planets. During Starfield’s 15-minute gameplay trailer, several aspects of the game were detailed, including the ability to customize the hero, building outposts (or bases) on explored planets, flying space and combat in a spaceship, as well as details on planetary environments.
According to Bethesda, Starfield will be set in the year 2330 and offers a wide range of customization options when creating a hero. Unlike the city of New Atlantis which features landing zones featured in the Starfield gameplay trailer, players will be able to travel anywhere on a planet. They will need to establish outposts – or bases – which will be used to upgrade equipment and modify weapons, as well as harvest the supplies they need to survive the dangers of the region.
Some planets will be extremely barren with lots of resources, while others will feature wildlife instead, according to Howard. Throughout Starfield, players will encounter non-playable characters (NPCs) that they can interact with and hire to work in various outposts – or even their starship.
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Outposts aren’t the only things players will need to work on when Starfield releases next year. Each starship – the spaceship used to explore other planets in each star system – can be outfitted with upgradable parts, right down to the engine, weapon systems and protective shields. Meanwhile, the interior and exterior of the spaceship can also be customized. They can be piloted and used to engage in real-time space combat with other spacecraft, according to Bethesda.
Starfield – the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Studios – will be released on PC and Xbox Series S/X in early 2023.