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Bethesda looks to make up for a rocky few years with the release of Starfield, a futuristic RPG with almost too much ambition. We explain everything about this highly anticipated game.

[Mis à jour le 27 janvier 2023 à 12h55] If he wasn’t able to attend Microsoft and Bethesda’s recent Developer Direct conference, Starfield isn’t out of his mind. This crazy project, led by the creators of Fallout and Skyrim, shows us an almost galactic ambition, after the crazy promises of the main Todd Howard during the 2022 Summer Games Festival. But this project, which was supposed to bring Bethesda out of a bad patch after Fallout 76, failed and proved to the public that the studio is still capable of delivering legendary games in line with Skyrim, seems too good to be true, and its launch gives us a certain Cyberpunk 2077 back. can give returns. It was announced pending his presentation. over the next few weeks we’ll be going over all the important information about it.

The latest official Starfield release date information is from May 2022:

We have decided to delay the releases of Redfall and Starfield to the first half of 2023. The teams at Arkane Austin and Bethesda Game Studios have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to make sure you get them at their best. We want to thank you all for your excitement about Redfall and Starfield. It is a great energy that inspires us all every day and directs our passion for what we create. We can’t wait to share with you our next dive into Redfall and Starfield. Thank you for your support.

A decision justified by the ambitions of Starfield, which will be Bethesda’s most titanic project to date. If you want our opinion, it’s better to delay the game’s release than to force a cruel and inadequate release today. Think back to the releases of Cyberpunk 2077 and Battlefield 2042, two disasters caused by marketing departments clearly not keeping up with development services CD Projekt Red and DICE. Especially after the latter notified their respective studios long before the release date that their game was not ready for distribution to the general public. For Bethesda, it’s all about delivering quality, out-of-the-box products, and this decision is supported by the majority of their community. But the less good news is that the game’s release window has been extended during Summer Game Fest 2022’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, and will finally be fixed. recently confirmed in the first half of 2023.

So, in the spotlight of the Summer Game Fest 2022 show, Todd Howard introduced us to the latest and most titanic project from Bethesda: Starfield. More than fifteen minutes of images, comments and statistics made us dizzy. You can revisit the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase announcements above, but to sum it all up, gaming might conquer your Xbox Series or PC before you conquer the stars. The game, which is currently in the final stages of development, is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2023. In terms of gameplay, Starfield is shaping up to be an epic space epic full of open world RPG, exploration, intrigue and combat. combine almost everything that can be expected from this type of game today. Crafting, the skill tree, advanced character customization, the impact of choices on the plot, building bases and ships, ground and space combat… Todd Howard had something to drool over with the many images he had to show us.

So Starfield will be a futuristic RPG set in space. You’ll play the character you decide to create in first or third person on a quest to make a name for yourself through the stars. There are over 1000 planets to explore and you will be able to access them thanks to your fully customizable ship. You’ll find resources to manage, enemies to deal with, and different factions that you can decide to follow or not to progress through the plot. Add in these crafting elements and extremely extensive character customization, and you’ve got a massive project that can overwhelm your hard drive before destroying your framerate.

But that’s not all, Starfield is also a pure RPG. So you’ll have access to a skill tree in addition to deep customization of your hero. You’ll choose to invest points into it to unlock passive and active effects that you can then upgrade with different difficulties. Something that will quickly take your adventurer from zero to hero. On the progression side, there’s also eternal crafting, which allows you to modify and upgrade your weapons at will. Notably, the game will also include the ability to set up bases of operations wherever you want and hire NPCs there to perform various tasks.

Unfortunately for fans of Sony consoles, the future of Bethesda games on Playstation has been uncertain since the friendship between Xbox and Bethesda following Microsoft’s takeover of Zenimax Studios two years ago. Starfield will therefore only be released on the Xbox Series and PC, the Xbox One does not have the resources to purchase such a title. Therefore, after 2022, we will have something that will rebalance the balance between Sony and Microsoft in favor of the Japanese manufacturer on this side (Horizon Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarök, etc.).

To answer this question in short: no, Starfield will not include multiplayer elements. Although nothing is set in stone, the game has always been advertised as a single-player game since its announcement in 2018. Note that it’s always hard to suggest the size and ambition of this RPG in co-op or multiplayer. Although not new, information that can be a little tearful, because the potential of such a project in cooperation or multiplayer is titanic. Exploring the stars is good, a few years would be a little better.

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