Bethesda surprised many back at E3 2018 by revealing its next big IP, Starfield.
A space-set RPG, the game will see the Bethesda Games Studio team working on the largest map they've ever created – quite the feat, considering Skyrim and Fallout's own locations.
Unlike those franchises, there's plenty still shrouded in mystery for the latest sci-fi RPG – here's everything we know so far.
What Is Starfield?
In truth, much of Starfield is still under wraps.
We know it's likely to be an RPG set in space, but aside from that we know little else. Leaked screenshots from 2020 suggest that the game could be third-person, though.
Director Todd Howard has also confirmed that the game will represent a "major engine rewrite".
While it would be fair to expect the game is some way off, a new report from VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb suggests a full reveal could happen in Summer 2021, and that the game is targeting a full launch in the same year.
It's not set in stone, of course, but you can find out more here.
All we have to go off of for now is the original E3 2018 announcement trailer.
Check it out below.
Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda's parent company Zenimax means that the game is nailed on for Xbox consoles and PC, but what about PlayStation?
According to a report, Sony was enquiring about making Starfield a timed PlayStation exclusive, but Phil Spencer has since confirmed that Bethesda games will be exclusive to platforms "where Game Pass exists".
Since we can assume this is going to be a pretty massive game, it comes as no surprise that the game has been in development for years.
This comes from an interview that The Guardian conducted with Bethesda director, Todd Howard.
We’ve been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years.