Starfield isn’t launching for another year, but Bethesda is slowly dip-feeding new information about the universe you’ll be open to explore when its latest original title does arrive.
Starfield is first and foremost about exploration, which takes place in what is known as the Settled Systems. The game, which is set in the year 2330, will see you exploring a small new area of the Milky Way that Bethesda says is around 50 light years away from Earth. Exploring the unknown didn’t come without its own issues, and Starfield will be set in the wake of a war between the United Colonies and Freestar Collection, called the Colony War.
There’s a shaky peace between the two factions when Starfield starts, but you’ll have to navigate these two factions as well as space pirates loyal to the space-faring Crimson Fleet, fanatical religious zealots belonging to what is known as The House of Va’ruun, and more. These all fit within a mold that should be familiar if you’ve played other Bethesda titles, with The Elder Scrolls and Fallout each featuring factions and brotherhoods you could pledge allegiance to.
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Author: Alessandro Barbosa