Bethesda’s Starfield is one of the most anticipated games in the works, and the developer’s first new IP in 25 years. Building a new world takes a lot of work, and we got a peek into that process in a new behind-the-scenes video.
Here’s are 11 incredible concept images showing the worlds of Starfield.
Concept art of planets seen from afar looks inspired by pulp sci-fi novel covers, and their adventurous tone could make its way into the gameplay as well.
Starfield is about exploring other planets, so creating a wealth of diverse ecosystems clearly seems like a priority for Bethesda.
Environments in the concept art range from arid deserts to lush rainforests.
Human habitats embrace a range of sci-fi concepts, from fantastical domed cities to more hardscrabble space western settlements.
Starfield could take players away from the frontier to high-tech megalopolises like the one seen here.
Other settlements have a distinctly run-down, lived-in feel that may remind some of a certain galaxy far, far away.
The range of building styles and living conditions shown in the concept art suggests a sprawling interplanetary society that’s been expanding for quite some time.
There are hints that keeping your ship in working order as you traverse the stars will be a big part of Starfield’s gameplay. The mech seen in the reveal trailer also makes an appearance here.
Collecting a hangar full of ships or at least tuning your interstellar ride seems like a natural extension of character building in past Bethesda games.
Character customization, whether it’s choosing stats or just changing equipment, seems to be important in Starfield as well.
Clothes make a statement, and the ones we’ve seen already suggest you can fashion your character as a brave explorer or a dastardly space pirate.
Starfield is set for a November 11, 2021 release, when we’ll see how its concept art translates to the actual game.
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