Starfield – how many planets will we visit?
Starfield’s world is expected to consist of around 1,000 planets, located in over 100 different star systems. On each of them players will be able to land and freely explore them. The planets in Starfield are also supposed to be unique to some degree and have their own list of specific features – gravity, temperature, fauna, flora and more.
Fact, it may pale in comparison to No Man’s Sky, which has 18446744073709551616 (almost eighteen and a half trillion) planets to offer. But many of the systems that are plot-relevant in Starfield will be hand-crafted by the developers. Other places, on the other hand, will be procedurally generated, but it’s unclear how the Bethesda-designed system performs. Given the several hundred billion fewer planets in comparison to No Man’s Sky, we can expect more attention to detail. Unless, of course, we get a repeat of Fallout 76.
What else do we know about Starfield – the new game from the creators of Skyrim?
Starfield is the first completely new brand in 25 years that Bethesda is responsible for producing. It’s also a clear departure from the climate of the studio’s two main series – fantasy in The Elder Scrolls and retrofuturistic post-apocalypse in Fallout. This time we go to space to explore the distant star systems of the Milky Way and join one of the rival factions.
The mechanics of the game promise to be familiar. Plenty of main and side quests will be waiting for the player, and the campaign is to take place on an area approximately 20% larger than in Fallout 4 and Skyrim. The gameplay will be seen from the first or third person perspective, and the core of the game will be: arcade combat, exploration and extensive dialogues. Starfield will also be as open to the modding community as Skyrim. However, we’ll know all the details that Bethesda prepared only in 2023, because then the premiere of the title will take place.