May 27, 2024

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Starfield is science-fiction grounded in reality, and takes inspiration from SpaceX

One of the biggest games at E3 2021 is Starfield, the next role-playing game from Bethesda Games Studios. As a new IP exploring science-fiction concepts, the teaser trailer was light on details but set the tone for what players can expect.

As part of the game’s unveiling, director Todd Howard spoke with The Telegraph about the inspiration for the game’s aesthetic and how everything is grounded in reality. Despite taking place 300 years in the future, Starfield borrows ideas that are being explored today, including from SpaceX, which designs , manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. Howard visited the campus ”to talk to people who could see further than what I was seeing right now” and came back with ideas that influenced the game’s look and feel, as well as it’s gameplay.