Many were sceptical about the legitimacy of the leaks at first, but this connection draws a clear link to Bethesda’s upcoming title. When these leaks circulated it was suggested by the leaker that the game was targeting a 2021 launch, and a final image leaked on Twitter showing a moonbase settlement.All of the leaks seen so far show astronauts standing outside of space stations of varying materials and architecture. The player character appears to have a health and stamina bar and a firearm, and there’s some kind of survival mechanics node in the bottom left of the UI, with a CO2 and O2 meter, as well as a potential gravity indicator. It may be that you can build these settlements while managing your various needs in space to survive in Starfield.
Bethesda revealed Starfield way back in 2018 and we’ve learned precious little about the game since. Earlier this year we found out that Starfield had received a “major engine rewrite” for next-gen consoles, which Todd Howard recently said was the largest update ever made to Bethesda’s Creation Engine.
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