Starfield kicked off Microsoft's E3 conference, and the Bethesda team have been continuing to drop tidbits of information about the game in the days since.
In a new interview with The Washington Post, executive producer Todd Howard explained that the game is, in his eyes, 'like Skyrim in space'.
Starfield Will Be 'Like Skyrim In Space' According to Todd Howard
Given how Skyrim is so highly regarded, it's perhaps unsurprising that Howard would use that title as a touchstone for what Starfield could offer.
In the interview, Howard also notes that the team at Bethesda has wanted to create a science fiction title for some time.
“We’ve known for a while that if and when we do something else, it would be science fiction,” he explained."
In the same interview, Bethesda's Managing Director Ashley Cheng said he sees the game as a 'Han Solo simulator'.
“For me, ‘Starfield’ is the Han Solo simulator. Get in a ship, explore the galaxy, do fun stuff,” he said.
For more on Starfield, check out a potential Elder Scrolls 6 easter egg here.
For our impressions of Microsoft's E3 conference, head here.