Bethesda, the maestro behind some of the most beloved video games, is preparing for another symphony with its highly anticipated project, Starfield. Set against a backdrop of a vast universe, Starfield is about to redefine the scale of video gaming, featuring over 1,000 planets for players to explore.
Indeed, Starfield is not just about size but depth and richness. Out of the grand total of planets, approximately 10% harbor life, presenting around 100 dynamic planets flourishing with various outposts and cities. One city destined to turn heads is New Atlantis, slated to be the most substantial urban construct Bethesda has ever conceived in its game design history.
Lifeless they may be, the remaining 90% of the planets are far from inconsequential. These barren landscapes hold critical resources, offering players countless opportunities for exploration and resource gathering.
Adding to the immersive experience, Starfield will come replete with a variety of romance options, fostering deeper character interactions. In a surprising twist, Bethesda is also reviving “The Adoring Fan,” an infamous character bound to elicit reactions from the player base.
Notably, despite Starfield’s expansive universe, indicated by the incredibly vast Star Map, Bethesda has chosen not to include a multiplayer mode at launch. This vast single-player journey will be playable on both PC and Xbox platforms.
Todd Howard, one of Bethesda’s key figures, has labelled Starfield as a “modder’s paradise”. The company’s support for the modding community has always been evident, and with this new venture, the tradition continues.
Even though Starfield will initially lack a multiplayer mode, the modding community is already buzzing with speculation and anticipation. A significant topic of discussion is the potential for a multiplayer mod post-launch.
While some Reddit users argue that due to the game’s scale, creating such a mod might take a while, others believe the previous work done on multiplayer mods for Bethesda’s other titles, Fallout and Skyrim, could offer a valuable starting point and expedite the process.
In the past, the Bethesda modding community has proven their skills with stunning modifications, even managing to add a multiplayer mode to games like Hogwarts Legacy. This history of successful modifications suggests that Starfield’s transformation into a multiplayer spectacle might just be a matter of time.
As we wait for Starfield’s launch, it’s evident that this is more than just a game – it’s an interstellar odyssey, a new cosmos, and above all, a testament to Bethesda’s ambitious vision and the passionate community that supports it.