For those who’ve invested thousands of hours into the likes of Skyrim and Fallout 4, the release of Starfield can’t come soon enough.
Regardless of how you feel about the prospects of Bethesda's venture into space, or what you want its modding scene to deliver, the idea of being able to delve into a freshly curated game filled with new quests, characters, and locations has RPG lovers of all stripes intrigued.
The current topic of conversation gripping those eagerly awaiting their invitation aboard an interstellar transport concerns the next showcase of the game, which still hasn’t got an official date. Though, that hasn’t stopped eager astronauts from outlining their expectations for it.
What do you want to see from Starfield’s next showcase?
Their demonstration-based desires are the subject of a recent thread on the Starfield subreddit, which began with a post from user MarloStanfield12345, who kicked things off by asking: “What improvements do you think we will see in the next showcase?”
Some fellow cosmonauts quickly chimed in with suggestions of things they’d like to get a glimpse of that weren't included in the peek at the game offered at last June’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.
For example, user lazlomass said: “I would like to see how we get around on planets/moons.”, while Walrus_Pope declared: “I would definitely like to see some tighter gunplay, and maybe more logical AI behaviour in gunfights. I get (that) those (in the June showcase) were probably starter enemies and weapons, but it just felt weak.”
On the other hand, a number of tech-savvy spacers homed in on wanting to see more evidence that the game will run at a stable 60 frames per second on their hardware of choice, while Glloomm singled out graphics as an area they’d like to see more from, saying: “The plants and trees in the (first showcase’s) city looked very flat, and the detail of the textures was a little off.”
For those wondering when they’ll get a chance to see whether these changes will appear in the showcase, during a recent appearance on the Xbox Chaturdays show, Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb suggested that, in his estimation, it will most likely take place “in the next week or two”.
He also dismissed the idea of Starfield receiving a Hi-fi Rush-style shadow drop as unlikely, reasoning that Bethesda probably won’t want to disrupt its large-scale marketing plans for the game by releasing it without a traditional build-up towards an explicit release date.
Regardless of whether you’ve spent the last month putting together a list of what you want to see from this highly-anticipated Starfield showcase, make sure to follow us for lots of guides to its world and mechanics. You can also check out our latest mods of the month for some killer Skyrim and Fallout mods that’ll help tide you over until it arrives.