Starfield Early Build vs Launch Version Comparison Shows A Nice Bump In Visuals
The launch version of Bethesda Game Studios’ upcoming action role-playing game, Starfield, has received a nice facelift in visuals compared to its early pre-release build, as revealed by a new comparison.
A video comparison between the 2022 in-development build and the launch version of Starfield shown at Gamescom 2023’s Opening Night Live shows a nice improvement in visuals. While some of the changes come down to artistic preference, the environment and character models do appear to feature more detail in the launch version over the 2022 build.
Starfield Early vs Launch Version Graphics Comparison
A comparison between the visuals seen in the early 2022 build and the launch version of Starfield can be seen in the screenshots below.
Incredible comparison video showing how much better #Starfield changed over 1 year
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Previously, leaked screenshots from Starfield had emerged online, revealing brand new information, including details on character traits and inventory management. The screenshots had allegedly been captured from an public QA build of Starfield. Additionally, it was revealed that Starfield’s updated Steam EULA now includes a reference to “Creation Credits”, suggesting that the Creation Club or paid mods service may be making a return. It is stated that the “Creation Credits” associated with the game are “Virtual Currency” and are subject to such terms and conditions.
Additionally, speaking during a recent Q&A session on Discord, Starfield Design Directors Will Shen and Emil Pagliarulo revealed that the game will feature a jail system, and that it will let players purchase multiple homes across different cities. Regarding the acquisition of property, Shen mentioned that there’s housing in different cities that the player can get. Some of them will need to be purchased by players while others will be given as rewards for specific quests. As for the jail system, Shen stated that players who don’t abide by the law will have the option of being sent to jail or paying a fine upon getting arrested. However, there’s also the possibility of resisting arrest and making an escape.