In addition to a lengthy campaign, Todd Howard expects the Starfield community to work from day one on mods to increase the amount of content.
Although not much was expected this year from Bethesda, leaks created hype for the summer showcase. Starfield was at the forefront of each of these leaks. And after what was seen at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Bethesda is looking to set another milestone in video game history.
But that’s not all. Xbox brought us a new presentation called Xbox Showcase Extended. In this showcase, we were able to see Starfield in more depth. Shortly after, Todd Howard shared through an interview with IGN that Starfield‘s campaign could be longer than Skyrim.
Many hours of gameplay
The exact figures provided by Howard show it to be at least 20% longer than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. Specifically, he tells IGN that “this one ended up being a little bit longer [than our previous games] and we could still adjust that. It has more quests, so it could be at least 20% longer than the previous games.”
“It could be in the 30s, maybe 40,” he adds, referring to Starfield‘s length in hours. The question is that we could be talking about many more hours. This is because players of Bethesda titles do not stick with the linear story since they tend to explore all kinds of missions, taking the duration of gameplay up to 100 hours of gameplay.
Since its announcement in the last showcase, it was expected that the game would have a long duration –not just for being a Bethesda game but for the information from Todd Howard. The creative director shared that players would be able to explore over 1,000 planets packed with content.
Howard hopes that the community will join in creating content
In addition, the creative director shared in the IGN interview that Bethesda Game Studios promises that they will make extra content. Even so, he talked about the support in content that Skyrim has had in these 10 years. “We’ve learned that people play our games for a very, very long time. They still play Skyrim; not for the last 10 years, but they leave it and come back when there is extra content,” Howard explains.
Consequently, Bethesda Game Studios plans to offer tools early on to community modders. In this way, modders will be able to put their creativity to work on a completely new game. “We’re certainly going to make extra content for this game, and we love our modding community; it’s going to be a dream because there’s so much they can do,” Howard added.
I want Starfield to come out already! Is it just me? Either way, we’ll have to wait until 2023 to be able to play this title on Xbox Series X|S or PC.