Regardless of how you feel about the prospects of Bethesda's venture into space or what you think the end goal of its story might be, 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.
Are you praying that half of Starfield’s soundtrack will just be that one song from Mos Eisley?
The thread containing their dining desires on the Starfield subreddit began with a post from user lvkry, who kicked things off by declaring: “I really hope there will be cantinas/bars on remote planets where you could drink something, listen to chats (and maybe related to some side quests) meet bounty hunters. (It) would really give instant Star Wars vibes.”
Plenty of their fellow would-be astronauts suggested that they’d also be up for some space-based socialising and think it’s pretty likely to come to fruition, with user AlexanderGamess saying: “I'm pretty willing to bet they wouldn't pass up on the opportunity for bars/cantinas in remote cities. Would be great for role playing too.”
On the other hand, user Alarmed-Classroom329 argued: “This isn't Star Wars though. Instead of cantinas, they'll probably have procedurally generated settlements that look similar to the bases you can make.”
User Ryan_Hoxworth came up with a potential compromise, suggesting: “Even if it’s in no way every planet it wouldn’t take more than a handful (of cantinas) on the outer rim (to stay in the Star Wars vibe) to give that feeling of (communities consisting of) bandits trying to survive and live on the frontier.”
Others channelled their worldbuilding brains to come up with examples of interactions that could happen in these locations, with user ButterBohne saying: “You enter the scene....(the) music shuts off....everyone’s looking. (The) bartender calls you. (The)music fades in again. ‘(Are you) looking for work space cowboy? I might have something for ya.’”
Meanwhile, user droidorat joked: “Bartender polishing glasses: "Another outpost needs your help, Stranger.’”
No matter whether you’re afraid you might end up doing annoying errands for the citizens of Neon or New Atlantis rather than hanging out with them, make sure to follow us for lots of guides to its world and mechanics. You can also check out our mods of the month for some killer Skyrim and Fallout mods that’ll help tide you over until it arrives.