Bethesda shows off Starfield's gameplay mechanics, customization options, and massive open world in new trailer
While it is a tad disappointing that Starfield's launch date got pushed back to 2023, the newest gameplay trailer revealed at Summer Games Fest indicates that it will be well worth the wait. None other than Todd Howard himself took the stage to walk players through the intricacies offered by Bethesda's most ambitious RPG to date, of which there seem to be many.
Right off the bat, it is clear that Starfield took more than just a few pages off No Man's Sky, starting with the massive scale of the game. There are over 100 star systems with over 1,000 planets that players can visit on a whim. The open world's scope opens up further thanks to the fact that one can explore different areas on each individual planet. Resource gathering appears to be a key gameplay element, as well.
Starfield also takes cues from other space-themed titles, such as Eve Online and Star Citizen. The game lets players build ships up from scratch with a myriad of customization options. Some high-octane space battles were showcased, too. One can also construct entire colonies on certain planets and use them as bases for further exploration.
As a successor to the likes of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, Starfield needs to fulfill some astronomically high expectations. Bethesda claims that it has one of the most elaborate character customization screens ever developed. There is a multitude of personality traits, stats and cosmetic assets one can choose from- essentially an amalgamation of elements found in previous Bethesda titles.
Starfield will be available to play on Xbox Series S|X and PC sometime in 2023. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can play it on the launch date on both platforms.