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Starfield: The Most Experimental Game Yet from Bethesda Game Studios

We are just a couple of weeks away from the highly anticipated release of Starfield. Longtime fans of Bethesda Game Studios' open-world games have been eagerly awaiting this new title. Many have been replaying Skyrim and Fallout 4 in anticipation. However, recent revelations about Starfield have made us rethink our expectations.

During the process of reinstalling Fallout 76 on a new gaming PC, something caught the attention of one player. It seems that we may have had the wrong idea about Starfield's creative direction all along.

Fallout 76, despite its problematic launch, has made significant improvements over the years. The updates have transformed the game into a more traditional Fallout experience. Its success is attributed to the unique open-world formula of Bethesda Game Studios. Similarly, The Elder Scrolls Online was forced to make changes to align with fan expectations of the beloved franchise.

Considering these experiences, it appears that Starfield is shaping up to be Bethesda's most experimental game to date. It blends deep-space exploration with handmade world-building and flexible storytelling. While comparisons to No Man's Sky are only partially accurate, Starfield retains the essence of a Bethesda game.

The marketing for Starfield emphasizes player agency and the ability to shape the universe. This aligns with Bethesda's immersive sim DNA and dedication to modding communities. It is evident that the studio is doubling down on the elements that set them apart from their competition.

Despite the focus on player freedom, Starfield's main storyline and handcrafted quests and locations are expected to be impressive. It will undoubtedly be a Bethesda Game Studios game through and through.

Having learned from the mistakes and successes of Fallout 76, it is unlikely that Bethesda will fumble with Starfield. This game is shaping up to be a unique and immersive experience that players will thoroughly enjoy.