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'Starfield' Described As 'Skyrim' In Space By Bethesda, Which Sounds Good To Us

'Starfield' Described As 'Skyrim' In Space By Bethesda, Which Sounds Good To Us

And it says it's just Skyrim but in space.

Imogen Mellor

Imogen Mellor

After all the leaks, the rumours, and the speculation, we have finally got our first proper look at Starfield. Bethesda's first new IP in a very long time is set up among the stars, and studio executives have compared the game to two things that have piqued our interest: Skyrim and Han Solo.

In an interview with Launcher, Todd Howard and Ashley Cheng commented on Bethesda's new project, and the studio executives gave two different, but equally interesting answers. Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios' executive producer, said that he thought Starfield was essentially going to be "Skyrim in space". Bethesda, of course, made The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ten years ago now, but its legacy has continued to draw new players in and keep old players entertained with new playthroughs all these years on.

In case you missed it, here is the debut trailer for Bethesda's space exploration game, Starfield...

The other comparison that Bethesda's managing director Ashley Cheng made was to Star Wars, and to Han Solo specifically. "For me, Starfield is the Han Solo simulator. Get in a ship, explore the galaxy, do fun stuff." Now that sounds just like a game we want to play, doesn't it? Though there have been Star Wars games in the past, and there's even an open-world Star Wars game in development at Ubisoft, a "Han Solo simulator" sounds like an excellent idea, and we hope it lives up to the comparison. Starfield is set to release on November 11, 2022.

E3 has been busy with all sorts of announcements, from Arkane's vampire-hunting Redfall to the trailer for the Halo Infinite multiplayer and beyond. If you want to see all the stuff you may have missed so far, you can check out all the important E3 news right here.

Featured Image Credit: LucasFilm / Bethesda

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