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 avid gamers of one other sci-fi exploration sport: No Man’s Sky.
No Man’s Sky is the procedurally generated house exploration sport developed by Howdy Video games that initially launched in 2016. Whereas early reception of the sport was not so constructive, constant content material updates have managed to show the sport round. Earlier this 12 months, 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 sources with a laser — gameplay parts which might be integral to No Man’s Sky’s loop.
We additionally noticed house flight and fight, a great deal of customization choices, and quite a lot of dinosaurs, that are additionally harking back to Howdy Video games’ title. Shortly after Starfield’s gameplay premiere, No Man’s Sky started trending on Twitter, with some avid gamers enthusiastic about Starfield’s resemblance to No Man’s Sky, and others saying the sport appears only a bit too related.
No Man’s Sky 2 appears good. pic.twitter.com/TNNYdy9RJr
— Shirrako (@ShirrakoGaming) June 12, 2022
So I am actually hoping Starfield is sweet however man does it appear like No Man’s Sky + weapons
— Kyle J (@CameraColossus) June 12, 2022
Starfield appears 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 reasonably daring transfer.
— Nicola (@Nick_Marseil) June 12, 2022
Its like Bethesda noticed No Man’s Sky and stated “we are able to try 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 probably the most damaged sport ever made
— GuyFoxDay (@GuyFoxDay) June 12, 2022
Whereas there are actually similarities within the two video games’ look and gameplay, they’re undoubtedly going for very various things. No Man’s Sky options quintillions of procedurally generated open world planets, whereas we simply realized right this moment that Starfield could have round 1,000 totally explorable planets. Starfield additionally seems to have a heavier give attention to fight, which falls extra in keeping with different Bethesda video games like Fallout and Skyrim.
Even past the variety of explorable crops, Starfield is shaping as much as be an unlimited expertise. In the present day’s presentation additionally gave us a peek at the entire customization choices inside Starfield, the place we realized that gamers will be capable of 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 will discover him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.