Bethesda lastly pulled the curtain again on Starfield at right this moment’s Microsoft and Bethesda Video games Showcase, and new gameplay footage of the upcoming house epic is reminding players of one other sci-fi exploration recreation: No Man’s Sky.
No Man’s Sky is the procedurally generated house exploration recreation developed by Good day Video games that initially launched in 2016. Whereas early reception of the sport was not so optimistic, constant content material updates have managed to show the sport round. Earlier this yr, No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray stated the sport is not near being completed, even after 19 main updates.
There are actually grounds for comparability between the 2 titles, as Starfield’s first gameplay video confirmed a personality in a spacesuit exploring an unknown planet whereas mining assets with a laser — gameplay components which are integral to No Man’s Sky’s loop.
We additionally noticed house flight and fight, a great deal of customization choices, and a number of dinosaurs, that are additionally paying homage to Good day Video games’ title. Shortly after Starfield’s gameplay premiere, No Man’s Sky started trending on Twitter, with some players enthusiastic about Starfield’s resemblance to No Man’s Sky, and others saying the sport seems only a bit too comparable.
No Man’s Sky 2 seems good. pic.twitter.com/TNNYdy9RJr
— Shirrako (@ShirrakoGaming) June 12, 2022
So I am actually hoping Starfield is sweet however man does it seem like No Man’s Sky + weapons
— Kyle J (@CameraColossus) June 12, 2022
Starfield seems like AAA no man’s sky and I formally am planning to get an Xbox as of such
— Central Scrutinizer (@CentralScruty) June 12, 2022
I gotta admit, ending the Showcase with No Man’s Sky operating at 24fps was a fairly daring transfer.
— Nicola (@Nick_Marseil) June 12, 2022
Its like Bethesda noticed No Man’s Sky and stated “we will do this however solely about 15% higher”
— RJ Palmer (@arvalis) June 12, 2022
No Man’s Sky made by the creators of Fallout 76 has actual potential to be essentially the most damaged recreation ever made
— GuyFoxDay (@GuyFoxDay) June 12, 2022
Whereas there are actually similarities within the two video games’ look and gameplay, they’re positively going for very various things. No Man’s Sky options quintillions of procedurally generated open world planets, whereas we simply discovered right this moment that Starfield could have round 1,000 absolutely explorable planets. Starfield additionally seems to have a heavier deal with fight, which falls extra in step with different Bethesda video games like Fallout and Skyrim.
Even past the variety of explorable vegetation, Starfield is shaping as much as be an infinite expertise. In the present day’s presentation additionally gave us a peek at the entire customization choices inside Starfield, the place we discovered that gamers will have the ability to design characters, spaceships, and outposts to their liking.
Starfield Character, Ship, and Outpost Customization – Xbox and Bethesda Video games Showcase 2022
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Logan Plant is a contract author for IGN. You’ll find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.