- 06 Sep 2023
Starfield Planets: Distinctly Not A Theme Park, Asserts Bethesda
In a conversation with the New York Times, Bethesda's game director Todd Howard and managing director Ashley Cheng provided insights on the design of Starfield's planets. They explained that some planets were intentionally made to be devoid of life, contrary to the expectation that all planets would resemble an all-exciting amusement park like Disney Land.
They further clarified that the objective behind the feature is to emphasize the vastness and overwhelming nature of space, and to allow players to experience periods of loneliness during their adventures. This discussion comes in the wake of Starfield's early access release as well as its official debut on Sept 6. While the game boasts over 1,000 planets to explore, not all of them host life or present interesting discoveries. Starfield is currently available on the Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass.