Release Date: September 6, 2023
Genre: Action Role-playing, Science Fiction
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PC (Windows)
Interface Language: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian
Voice Language: English
Version: 1.7.33 (from 9/25/2023)
Description: Starfield is a sci-fi role-playing game from Bethesda Game Studios. Since its announcement, fans have been waiting for the opportunity to explore the galaxy Bethesda style. Immerse yourself in the stunning realism of the galaxy thanks to the advanced Creation Engine. Reflecting light, dynamic shadows, and detailing every planet, every corner of the universe comes to life thanks to artificial intelligence and procedural generation. Steer your ship, traverse unknown horizons, and interact with diverse ecosystems. Starfield is not just a game – it’s a doorway to an infinite universe where every step is a discover
Starfield is developed on a new version of the Creation Engine, created specifically for this game. It provides more realistic graphics, improved physical modeling, and more detailed worlds. Resource allocation technology allows for more efficient use of computing power to create rich and detailed planets and star systems.
What about the graphics and design?
“Starfield” is amazing in its visual elaboration. From the details of spaceships to the surface of unfamiliar worlds, every element is created with unique care. Dynamic lighting and global illumination system create realistic light and shadow effects on different surfaces, which adds depth and atmosphere to the worlds.
Open World and Artificial Intelligence
The virtual worlds of outer space have always captured the attention of gamers, providing the opportunity to explore uncharted horizons and experience the spirit of adventure in a limitless universe. Starfield, the latest project from Bethesda Game Studios, promises to take this experience to the next level by presenting its players with a unique combination of technical innovation, addictive gameplay, and an immersive space atmosphere.
A unique aspect of Starfield is a living world with advanced artificial intelligence. Each planet has its own ecosystem, including flora and fauna that interact with each other and with the player. The AI has learned to adapt to the player’s decisions, creating more realistic and unpredictable reactions of the environment to the player’s actions.
Starfield introduces a realistic approach to space travel. Players can travel in their own ships, controlling all aspects of flight, from navigation to maintenance of the ship’s systems. This adds depth to the gameplay and allows players to truly feel like space travelers.
Starfield gives players complete freedom to explore the galaxy. From piloting spaceships to landing on the surface of planets, every action feels natural and immersive in the game world. Realistic physics and mechanics allow you to feel the weight and power of the ships, while the procedural generation system makes each world unique.
Starfield promises to be a new turn in the development of sci-fi RPGs. From a technical standpoint, the game is an impressive step forward, combining advanced technology, a vibrant world, and deep gameplay mechanics. What makes this experience unique are the details that make Starfield more than just a game – it’s an exploration of the galaxy, crafted with a love of detail and a passion for science fiction.
Features of the game’s client
The distribution includes 7Launcher with auto-update content.
All Premium edition bonuses are included:
- Future story add-on “Splintered Space”.
- Constellation look set: Equinox laser rifle, spacesuit, helmet and jetpack.
- Old Mars appearance set with in-game items: laser cutter, deep mining helmet, and deep mining kit.
- Access to the Starfield digital artbook and soundtrack.
- Operating System: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or Intel Core i7-6800K
- RAM: 16 GB
- Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 5700 or NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti
- DirectX: version 12
- Hard Disk Space: 125GB
- Additional Requirements: SSD required
- Operating system: Windows 10 / 11 (with latest updates)
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or Intel i5-10600K
- RAM: 16GB
- Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
- DirectX: 12 version
- Hard Disk Space: 125 GB
- Additional requirements: SSD required
Ten hours later: Expectations not met! Where is the space we were promised? Why was the ship given if it only serves as a means of fast travel? It was as if the story was written by an inexperienced author.
After 20 hours: One of the side quests was really interesting, also the random events add variety. And the main plot? It’ll have to wait.
After 40 hours: Time to dive into building and crafting items. It’s exciting to build a base on Mars, assign a crew, farm, and find old artifacts like the Opportunity rover. Now it’s like I’m living on Mars!
After 60 hours: Turns out I’ve only explored 10 planets? I need to move on, because there’s so much more to explore! But first, I’ll take the time to upgrade the ship and assign a crew.
Summary: Although Todd’s initial promises seemed overstated, Bethesda has delivered a unique space exploration experience, giving each player the freedom of choice.
At the moment the game did not meet my expectations.
I will leave the plot without comments – to each his own. The graphics will require a lot of settings for stable operation. Many elements reminded me of Fallout: building bases, workbenches, crafting and weapon modification are similar. Although they added some new visual effects, I feel like I’m playing an updated version of an old game.
I was expecting more interaction with outer space, similar to Elite Dangerous and No Man’s Sky. Instead, I got auto-generated maps that sometimes don’t match the selected location. For example, after selecting the ocean, I got a forest.
At this point, I give it a 7 out of 10. I take away points for optimization, lack of deep space exploration. This is far from the game of the year, despite the many promises.
After a short prologue, the game offers the opportunity to freely explore space, but initially encountered some monotonous locations and optimization issues.
Started following the main quest and found a surprising variety: trading settlements, corporate intrigue, mysterious artifacts, ranger rescue, and even a school field trip in space. Exciting missions and events overshadowed the main plot, and time flew by. Three days for 30 hours of play? Good thing it’s the weekend. Todd, you’ve once again created a great project.
Despite the flaws, Starfield is captivating in its world. I look forward to the modifications and updates. In the meantime, I need to renew my insurance on my ship.
– This is a typical Bethesda game with its usual problems.
– Relative to Fallout 4, there are noticeable flaws in world exploration, side missions, technical quality and graphics for similar hardware.
– At the same time, there are improvements over Fallout 4 in aspects of NPCs, atmosphere, main plot and combat dynamics.
– I recommend installing the DLSS mod and Real Life Reshade by ScottyUS1, and turning off the grain effect for a better visual experience.
In essence, it is quite difficult to play while facing loading problems, complicated inventory and crafting management, missing map, non-functioning quests and other technical bugs.
In conclusion, the game suffers from an outdated engine with its origins in Morrowind and content generation issues. These limitations, alas, will not be fixed by either the creators or modifications. Despite this, the game has its bright spots and interesting elements.