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Starfield Game Length

Recently, Bethesda gave us a 15-minute gameplay reveal of Starfield, the next mega game from the studio and their first new IP in 25 years. Set to release sometime in 2023, Starfield will be a Microsoft Xbox and PC Exclusive. The game is set in the year 2330, and will be akin to other RPGs from the studio like Skryim and Fallout with a emphasis on exploration. In this game, you’ll be exploring the stars and solar systems, settling new planets and living as a space faring explorer. The gameplay reveals and subsequent interviews divulge more details and start to give us an idea of Starfield game length. Just how long could the main quest be and how much will there be for the player to explore?

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Starfield Game Length Excerpt

The first major revelation reviewed in the Bethesda Gameplay footage was that Starfield will have over 1,000 planets you can visit.  This revelation sent shockwaves through the community and many speculated if these will be procedurally generated or hand crafted by the developers.  Todd Howard, Director and Executive Producer, discusses this in the IGN interview. Howard goes on to explain how this was done in Skryim and that if done right, these procedurally generated quests, worlds, environments, and stories might feel more natural and increase gameplay elements. But even with that kind of computer generated help, there is still plenty for the developers to work on.

We have done more handcrafting like content wise than any game we’ve done, we’re at over 200,000 lines of dialogue so we still do a lot of handcrafting. – Todd Howard, Xbox & Bethesda Showcase 2022

New Atlantis is one of four major hubs in Starfield

In the game play reveal we also get a look at space combat scenes, where the HUD looks incredible with a lot of information. We get a gravity reading, the hull with shields, boost, speed and targeting system against the Crimson Fleet Ghost. During the fight scene you get an impressive glimpse of the physics and the graphics – this looks incredibly impressive visually. But if I’m being honest, I’ve never been a fan of space combat games. The gameplay loop is nothing more than constantly turning to finally get the right angle and kill your opponent. I hope it’s different in Starfield, but I’m skeptical.  I imagine a lot of Star Citizen and EVE players will love this system and eventually it may be their entire gameplay experience. Crafting, building and roaming looking for space fights.

Space combat

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