Adding to upcoming hard reveal speculation, a recent, official survey about Bethesda Games Day at PAX East (a US gaming event) in March asked:
“Which games are you excited to see or learn about during #BethesdaGamesDays and PAX East?” Along with other famous Bethesda franchises, Starfield was included as a selectable option.
With so little revealed about Starfield so far, Bethesda fans are eager to learn more.
It’s a big deal for Bethesda themselves too, with their recent release Fallout 76 garnering a lot of flak from both critics and fans alike. The studio could do with a win.
Starfield will also be Bethesda’s first new IP in 25 years, so the game certainly has a lot riding on it.
Luckily, with E3 only a few months away we potentially don’t have long to wait for more info.
Pete Hines talks Starfield & ‘Next Gen’
An interview with The Telegraph recently delved into why Bethesda announced Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI as ‘next-gen’ titles.
“It was a couple of things,” replies Bethesda’s Pete Hines – Vice President of Bethesda Softworks – when asked why now was the right time to announce these ambitious games.
“Number one we were honestly a little tired of being asked about Elder Scrolls VI. And the Starfield trademark filing and dancing around those things. Elder Scrolls VI we didn’t really dance around, we said ‘yes we’re going to do it but there are two games to come first’.
“But that didn’t really catch on and we still had people asking when are you going to do it. And part of it was because Fallout 76 was a departure for them and saying ‘look, we want to try something very different than what we’ve done before’.
“We want to make it very clear to folks that this isn’t what all Bethesda Game Studios look like now. The next game we are making is Starfield. It is a new IP, it’s a single-player role-playing game that folks understand. And then we’re going to make Elder Scrolls VI.
“They understand the context that this is something different but we want to try it. You guys are constantly asking us about multiplayer and playing with other folks, so we want to try that. But then we are going to go back to something you know us better for and we’ll get around to The Elder Scrolls VI.
“It just helps paint a better picture and a road-map for what’s next and what that’s going to look like. Even if that doesn’t come with a date of when that game is going to come out or when we’ll show it to you.”
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