Starfield Features Many Cities/Settlements In Addition To 4 Main Ones
Bethesda’s Starfield will feature many cities and settlements in addition to the four main ones, based on the latest information.
It’s already known that Starfield will contain four main cities, including Akila, New Atlantis, and Neon. However, according to a former lighting artist at Bethesda, the game will also feature other cities and settlements. The artist claims to have been involved with the development of lots of such “random” cities and locations.
While there’s very little information available regarding these minor cities and settlements, they sound similar to the colonies found in Mass Effect 1. The four main cities will likely feature a majority of the curated story content, however.
Previously, head of Xbox Matt Booty stated in an interview that Starfield’s “NASA Punk” aesthetic calls back to the late 70s era sci-fi artists, including people like Ron Cobb and Robert McCall. Earlier in February, the lead artist, Istvan Pely, explained that his team coined the term “NASA Punk” early during development to describe a sci-fi universe that’s a little more grounded and relatable. According to him, the studio wanted a very realistic take.
Meanwhile, the lead animator, Rick Vicens, said that everyone in the team instantly resonated with this concept. The Art team was able to take the words “NASA” and “Punk”, and make sense of it in context of Starfield’s aesthetic. It set the tone for the game’s art direction and allowed everyone in the team to work in flow and with a consistent art style. According to him, it was critical for the team to come up with a term that defined the aesthetic at the beginning of the project.
Starfield is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda. It is slated to launch for Microsoft Windows and Xbox Series X/S sometime during the first half of 2023.