Bethesda drops trailer for Starfield that explains 'The Settled Systems'

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Highly anticipated: Bethesda's Starfield is slightly less than a year away from release. While we have not seen any gameplay footage yet, Bethesda started drip-feeding behind-the-scenes clips explaining various aspects of the game.

On Friday, Bethesda uploaded a video to its YouTube channel called "Starfield—The Settled Systems." The trailer gives a brief overview of the Settled Systems and the factions players can expect to encounter there (above).

Bethesda Design Director Emil Pagliarulo explains that the Settled Systems are a cluster of star systems in the Milky Way galaxy 50 light-years from our own. The game takes place in 2330, about 20 years after the "bloody Colony War."

That war was waged between the two biggest factions—the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective. These two large groups are comprised of minor factions, including Crimson Fleet (pirates), Ecliptic (mercenaries), House Va'ruun (religious zealots), Spacers (violent), and Constellation (explorers).

"The organization known as Constellation is committed to uncovering the mysteries of the galaxy," says Pagliarulo. "And as one of its newest members, you'll explore the deepest reaches of the Settled Systems, and you'll find yourself at home … in the Starfield."

He did not elaborate on whether the player will be allowed to join or align with the other factions in the game. However, considering past Bethesda games, including Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 4 and Skyrim, have offered such options, it's likely Starfield will as well.

Starfield launches on November 11, 2022, exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC. It will also be available with Xbox Game Pass from day one. Players can keep arrived of progress by "joining" Constellation on the Starfield website.

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Fair enough but no chance I will upgrade my 1070 before then.
Might purchase a used PS5 though to check it out.


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Did Microsoft spare someone to teach Bethesda devs how to code in C++? Or it just sent them a video tutorial?


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You really shouldn't group Fallout New Vegas with games made by Bethesda, as that's giving Bethesda far too much credit. It was developed by Obsidian, and merely published by Bethesda.


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Did they just lift the soundtrack from The Outer Worlds for these trailers? Sounds exactly the same to my ears