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Starfield Gets An Extended Gameplay Reveal, Showing Off Combat, Locations And Much More

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Starfield Gets An Extended Gameplay Reveal, Showing Off Combat, Locations And Much More

Starfield, the next title from the Bethesda Game Studios, got its first real look at gameplay today during the Xbox + Bethesda Not E3 showcase. The gameplay showed off some familiar-looking Bethesda mechanics, as well as a look at locations, the vast expanse of space, and much more.

Starfield is BGS' first new IP in over 25 years, and the anticipation has been outrageously high for this one. Starfield takes players to space, exploring worlds beyond our humble solar system and into the stars. BGS revealed that you'll be able to explore planets in up to 1000 planets in different star systems, easily making Starfield Bethesda's largest and most ambitious title to date.

Gameplay looked familiar, especially if you've played another Bethesda Game Studios title like Fallout 4. It's a first person (or third person) shooter, complete with mechanics that remind one of Fallout and, surprisingly, even Cyberpunk 2077 a little bit with its scanning. Lockpicking is still a thing, because of course it is, and players will be able to explore vast open worlds and settlements throughout their journey.

Crafting, resource gathering and the like are also coming with Starfield, as players will need to create both weapons and mods for your spaceships. Starfield also takes players to the Alpha Centauri system where the capital of the United Colonies - and home to the exploration faction Constellation - reside in a city aptly named New Atlantis.

How you get there is somewhat up to you, as Starfield lets you build not just your character, but the ship you fly. It's not just about how it looks, either, according to Todd Howard, but how it performs. 

There is a lot in there, and Bethesda was also very keen to not share a new exact date, especially after Starfield dropped out of 2022. You can check out the full 15 minute reveal in the embed above, as Starfield is now slated to release sometime in 2023.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore