Game director Todd Howard suggests that Bethesda will be showing much more of upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield next summer.
Todd Howard recently said that the development team will try to focus on making each and every gameplay system as deep as possible, alongside improving in the NPC and AI interactivity department.
Todd Howard says single player experiences are a core part of the studio's DNA, but they could still utilize multiplayer and social ideas in games in the future.
Director Todd Howard explains that Starfield's structure, factions, skill system, and more have a lot in common with Skyrim.
Starfield director Todd Howard says that though there's still much work to be done on the upcoming RPG, Bethesda is confident it'll be ready in time for its launch.
Unsurprisingly, whatever Fallout 5 will end up looking like will be something fans will have to wait a very long time to see.
In a new video, Bethesda details the game's setting (the Settled Systems), the two main factions (the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective), and more.
Bethesda's Todd Howard also confirmed that it would be localized in Japanese with full voice acting. The RPG is out on November 11th 2022.
Though some are still holding out hope that the upcoming RPG won't be an Xbox-console exclusive, Bethesda and Microsoft have reiterated that it won't be coming to PlayStation.
A screenshot shows what look like the interiors of a space station, while a second image shows various concept models of spaceships.
New videos drop new lore and story tidbits about the cities of New Atlantis, Neon, and Akila, along with art being shown off.
Bethesda Game Studios' Keith Beltramini reveals that the entire in-game teaser of Starfield was made without any cinematic tools.
"I get it. Those are all real feelings and frustrations," says Bethesda's senior vice president of marketing and communication Pete Hines.
While there are flaws in disbanding a popular platform like PlayStation, Todd Howard believes that focusing on one platform is best in the long-term.
Xbox One players will be able to play next-gen only titles such as Microsoft Flight Simulator and Starfield with the use of Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The space-faring RPG has "some more hooks in it" that will facilitate those who just want to keep playing (while also having main quests to clear).
Inon Zur of Fallout 4, Dragon's Dogma, Outriders and Pathfinder: Kingmaker fame is also confirmed as the game's composer.
Constellation is described as "NASA meets Indiana Jones meets the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." You can join other factions though.
Join Constellation, the last group of space explorers, and "go where you want" to "be who you want" as per director Todd Howard.
Though the specifics haven't been revealed, it will be in "late" 2022.
According to Bloomberg's Jacon Schreier, the development team was "very small" until 2019.
Don't hold your breath for a Holiday 2021 launch.
In case there was any doubt, for whatever reason.
Screens show both first person and third person gameplay.
Rumours have suggested that the RPG could launch later this year.
Bloomberg's Jason Schreier has since clarified that he doesn't "expect most games to hit in 2021."
"The game's basically sort of finished - it's in bug squashing mode right now," says an Xbox insider.
Journalist Jeff Grubb says Bethesda plans to show off the game at E3, and then launch it a few months later.
The companies' Summer showcases will also reportedly take place separately.
However, delays and other issues may prevent this.
Howard is an executive producer on the recently announced MachineGames title.
"I feel really good about that," says the Xbox boss.
"I think chasing scale for scale’s sake is not always the best goal," says Todd Howard.
"I look forward to learning about that," says Jim Ryan.
Microsoft isn't concerned with exclusivity as much as it is with what it's calling a "first or best" approach.
The project's director doesn't want to "string players along."
Director Todd Howard also discusses using procedural generation for world creation.
Unsurprisingly, that is all he says on that matter.
We've heard that one before.
The head of Xbox once again seems to imply Bethesda titles will say in the Xbox ecosystem.
"I think 2-4 million players who would otherwise have owned PlayStation will now own Xbox," says the industry analyst.
If this is legitimate, it gives us our first look at the upcoming sci-fi RPG.
Howard also jokes that it's "getting really good hype for a game no one has seen."
Well, guess those talks are over.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer is also excited about the roadmap for future titles, "some announced and many unannounced."
"If the game is not ready to show, there is not a whole lot we can do until it’s ready," says Hines.
Bethesda's Pete Hines seems to indicate that new details will arrive in 2021.
Work on upcoming projects continues to ramp up at Bethesda Game Studios.
So don't get your hopes up for a release any time soon.
A reveal could be coming soon for Bethesda's next big RPG.
So don't hold your breath for a proper gameplay reveal for either of them anytime soon.
Game director Todd Howard speaks about Bethesda's upcoming sci-fi RPG.
Fallout 76 director also wants Starfield to be his "be all, end all science fiction game."
New job ad might be hinting at progress made in development.
It’s going to be a hell of a long wait for these games, folks.
An unlikely appearance from the upcoming RPG?
Industry analyst Michael Pachter believes people will likely look at Fallout 76 as a blip.
"It gets in front of a lot of the questions that we knew people were going to ask," says Bethesda's Pete Hines.
Bethesda has been working with Sony and Microsoft to make sure their visions for the next generation are on the same page.
Bethesda's Pete Hines also delves deeper into the announcements of both upcoming games.
We're in for a wait with these two games, folks. Though I guess we already knew that.
Pete Hines talks about what to expect from next-gen consoles.
In other news, the sky is blue.
Production for the upcoming RPG is in full swing.
Long story short: people really need to stop worrying.
Massive, massive claim from an unnamed Bethesda employee.
Pete Hines also reassures fans that single-player games are "part of who we are".
Bethesda started working on their upcoming sci-fi epic as soon as they were done with Fallout 4.
Bethesda talks about the necessity of scaling up to keep up with game development, and its own ambitions.
"We shouldn't be afraid," says director Todd Howard, when it comes to developing a multiplayer game.
You might not need a new system for Starfield after all.
Todd Howard says Bethesda are making constant improvements to their tech for each of their new games.
Bethesda's Todd Howard speaks about the company's uncharacteristically early announcements for those two games.
The Elder Scrolls and Fallout director doesn't like to play it safe.
Bethesda's Todd Howard says Starfied will be familiar and new to fans of the developer at the same time.
However, that doesn't necessarily mean it's exclusively next generation.
Bethesda's Todd Howard talks about the studio's newly announced game.
He also confirms that Fallout 76 has Bethesda's largest team ever working on it.
New game apaprently takes series in brand new direction.
The information was shared by a user on the ResetEra forums.
Commence the rumour-mongering!