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Starfield coming to another console 'down the road', says Todd Howard

Sam Cawley

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Starfield coming to another console 'down the road', says Todd Howard

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Todd Howard recently addressed the possibility of Starfield appearing on other consoles besides the Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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Starfield is set to release later this year exclusively for Xbox Series X/S and PC, a move that’s been heavily criticised by PlayStation as well as the FTC who claim it to be a damaging sign that Xbox is trying to push Sony out of the gaming market. PlayStation fans even launched a petition recently in an attempt to make Starfield exclusive to PS5 instead, which, as you’d expect, failed miserably.

Recently though, Bethesda executive Todd Howard discussed Starfield, and the possibility of it appearing on another console in the future, Valve’s handheld console, the Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck is essentially a portable gaming PC that can play a large library of games from the Steam store. It’s impressively powerful, and can run several high-performance titles, begging the question, could it run Starfield?

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The question arose while Howard was talking about accessibility in games, specifically font-sizes in games that rely on a lot of information to be shared through text. Apparently Bethesda factored this into Starfield’s development, as players will be able to adjust font-size to make readability easier.

Todd Howard said it’s “important in an RPG where there's a lot of stuff to read, so it comes into play with obviously accessibility, but also various monitor sizes.

"I'm noticing that that's really helpful when I play … There's a lot more handheld devices coming out, where you can stream these games or sometimes even play them natively, and it really helps us there as well."

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When asked if Starfield would support the Steam Deck, he simply said “"We'll talk about that later down the road,"

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While it’s not an outright no, it doesn’t confirm anything as of yet, but there’s no denying it’d be great to have the option to take Starfield on the go.

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Starfield promises to be the developer’s biggest title yet, with thousands of planets to explore, more player freedom than ever before, and fewer bugs than previous Bethesda releases, which implies some will still exist. The game launches on the 6th of September later this year.

Topics: Starfield, Steam, PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Bethesda

Sam Cawley
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