Starfield’s Lead Designers Share Exciting Details in Q&A Session on Bethesda Discord Server
In an exclusive Q&A session on the Bethesda Discord server, the lead designers of Starfield, Emil Pagliarulo and Will Shen, unveiled new information about the highly anticipated game’s story and gameplay. The session covered a wide range of topics and provided fans with a deeper understanding of what to expect when the game launches.
One exciting revelation is the ability for players to purchase houses in major cities within the game. Completing certain tasks will even grant players a house as a reward. This feature adds a new level of immersion and personalization to the gaming experience.
However, not all items are easily accessible. Certain contraband, such as “harvested organs,” will need to be smuggled past security ships. To aid players in their covert activities, specialized ship modules can be purchased to conceal these illegal items.
In Starfield, players must also make tough choices when it comes to law enforcement. If caught committing crimes, players can either opt to go to jail or pay a fine. This adds another layer of realism and consequences to the game’s mechanics.
Interestingly, time in the game only progresses while actively playing. This means that trade routes, outposts, and mining operations will not continue to generate resources when the game is turned off. This feature encourages players to remain engaged and actively participate in the game’s world.
One of the standout features of Starfield is its expansive narrative options. All playable factions can be completed independently, allowing players to choose their own path. Additionally, players who join the United Colonies military will have the opportunity to work as undercover agents for the Crimson Fleet, further immersing themselves in the game’s intricate story.
While combat is inherent in many games, Starfield offers alternative approaches. Although it may not be entirely possible to progress without any conflict, the developers have implemented various systems to reduce the need for violence. For example, players can engage in a “Speech Challenge game,” where they can persuade others to avoid confrontation.
Another exciting aspect of the game is the inclusion of over 20 named characters who can join the player’s crew. This not only enhances the gameplay experience but also contributes to the overall depth and immersion of the Starfield world.
In recent news, Bethesda announced that Starfield has officially gone gold, indicating that the game’s main development phase is complete. It is ready to move on to the manufacturing stage. To further amp up the anticipation, players can now preload the game on Xbox Series X/S, and starting from August 30, it will be available on Steam.
Starfield’s release date has experienced several delays since its original November 2022 schedule. However, fans can now mark their calendars for the highly anticipated launch on September 6, 2023.
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