However, the bulk of the planets are created using procedural generation.
There will be more than a thousand planets in Starfield, but the lion’s share of them is created using procedural generation. Whether it will be interesting to visit these space worlds is still unknown. However, Bethesda Game Studios urged not to worry. Man-made content abounds in Starfield, more than any previous game from the studio. And in terms of dialogue, the fresh action-RPG is bigger than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4 combined.
Such information in an interview with IGN was shared by the director of Bethesda Game Studios Todd Howard. He stated, “The planets themselves, the landscape is almost entirely procedural. As for the handcrafted content, [его здесь] more than any other game we’ve made. I stopped saying numbers, but only in dialogue… there are more of them than in Skyrim and Fallout 4 combined.”
Howard went to great lengths to ensure that Starfield wouldn’t feel like outer space with a bunch of empty planets: “When we get into the locations, the artwork and everything else, we’ve done more than ever.” However, procedural generation using kilometer-long terrain slabs placed on planets was still the basis for the formation of a huge space.
Starfield Key Details
- The game takes place in the 24th century. Users in the role of members of the organization “Constellation” will search for information about artifacts that contain the secrets of the universe.
- Gameplay in Starfield includes gunfights, leveling up, collecting resources, crafting items, and completing quests. Space exploration will also be an important part. Users will be able to visit more than ten thousand planets and fight enemies in the vastness of the universe.
- The project implemented the construction of bases and the creation of your own ship from a variety of elements.
- Starfield will release on PC, Xbox Series X and Series S on September 6, 2023.