Xbox exclusive Starfield gets new details, and you'll love what Todd Howard just revealed

Into the Starfield kicks off new developer diary series on the upcoming sci-fi RPG

Starfield cover Todd Howard
(Image credit: Christian Petersen / Bethesda Game Studios)

Bethesda has today premiered a new look at Starfield, the upcoming action RPG that is set to be the first major Xbox exclusive since Microsoft acquired the studio. 

The developer diary (uploaded to YouTube – currently unlisted) sees Starfield game director Todd Howard, studio director Angela Browder and art director Matt Carofano discuss how the teams’ ambitions, passions and history at Bethesda have shaped the studio and how Starfield factors into all of this. 

It's fair to say, this looks to be Bethesda's most ambitious game to-date, and that's saying something considering the scope of Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and such. A ton of concept art is shown off throughout, including alien cities, robots, space gear and what seems to be a pet cat for the main character. Starfield was originally announced back in 2018 with very little revealed since but it has quickly become one of the most anticipated games since. 

Episode one of the series, named The Endless Pursuit, can be seen below:

"I think we underestimate how long people are going to play," said Howard, speaking on the legacy of The Elder Scrolls series. You look at Skyrim, we're sitting here 10 years later  and it keeps having this life and it changes how you want to create something." 

"You always have that 'step out' moment into the world", he says. "The technology's changed, we've all changed, so our expectations when loading up a game is when I'm I going to step out and have this moment. Us being able to do that and have it feel new every generation [for] every game is really special. I like to think Starfield has two-step out moments. It's cryptic."

More episodes of "Into the Starfield" are set to roll out in the coming months. Starfield will arrive exclusively on Xbox Series X / S and PC on November 11th, 2021. Anyone signed up to Xbox Game Pass will be able to play the game on launch. 

Matt Poskitt
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