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Starfield fans brace for 'decade of DLC content' across 1,000 planets

Richard Lee Breslin

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Starfield fans brace for 'decade of DLC content' across 1,000 planets

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Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield not only promises to be one of the best games of its genre in years but also one of the largest to boot.

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Whether Starfield lives up to its promise, remains to be seen. After all, it’s not uncommon for a video game to have an incredible amount of pre-launch hype, only failing to deliver on its big day.

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That being said, with a game that boasts over 1000 planets for the players to explore, as well as the largest city that Bethesda has ever created, some bugs are expected, but will hopefully be ironed out as soon as possible.

However, if you thought that Starfield is already shaping up to be a massive game in terms of scale, fans are hoping that we will be treated to a ‘decade of DLC’ for the sci-fi RPG. Despite Starfield promising 1000 planets, it’s said that only 10% will have forms of meaningful life. So in other words, around 100 planets will have much more content, while the remaining 900 might not have quite as dense an ecosystem.

It’s easy to assume that 900 planets lacking in meaningful life is somewhat concerning, but until Starfield arrives, we’ll have no way of comparing the quality of those 900 planets to the premium 10%.

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That being said, fans are hoping that those 900 planets might be home to future DLC that could last up to a decade, and to be fair, if Starfield promises to be a long-term success for Bethesda, that might not be outside the realms of possibility. What’s more, we do know that Starfield will have at least one expansion.

“The massive amount of planets in Starfield could make room for possibly a decade of DLC content,” suggested Redditor thmsb25 kicking off the discussion on the thread.


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Fallout: New Vegas has tons of DLC, and Fallout 4 has some huge DLC as well. Starfield has so much extra space that Bethesda could support this game well into the next Elder Scrolls, now that Bethesda has Microsoft money and support,” they continued. “This isn't an unreasonable theory, Bethesda has made tons of DLC for lots of its games and Starfield has the most room for DLC.”

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“I would fully expect at least one DLC that further expands "ship jobs" like cargo hauling or piracy,” replied USAF_DTom. “The fact that Todd [Howard] says that ships are pretty late game for actually being able to afford all customisation... that would lead me to speculate that they would want new content to help players "enjoy" more ships.”

“I mean just look at the longevity of their other games. Skyrim came out in 2011 and Fallout 4 was from 2015 and people are still playing them. This game really has unlimited room to grow,” said tylertradingpost. “They can just as easily add the new content with a batch of new planets, which honestly will make more sense like a new sector to explore,” explained morbihann.

In related news, it seems that Starfield will have a form of multiplayer, just perhaps not in the way that many of us would have expected.

Starfield will be released on 6 September 2023 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. Unless you pre-order the Premium or Constellation Edition, in which case it will be 1 September. Starfield will also launch day one on Xbox Game Pass.

Topics: Starfield, Xbox, PC, Bethesda

Richard Lee Breslin
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