According to the latest opinions shared by Phill Spencer, Starfield will be similar to The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.
Starfield is more likely to The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
Starfield’s latest gameplay videos showed that Starfield will be very familiar to Bethesda’s previous work. There are definitely major ways in which Starfield stands out from its predecessors, but there’s no denying that it has taken a lot from Elder Scrolls and Fallout.
Head of Xbox Phill Spencer recently spoke to IGN at Gamescom 2023. During the interview, Spencer revealed that he has about 200 hours in Starfield so far, and his assessment of the game is that it is “more Oblivion than Skyrim.” Spencer didn’t expand on what exactly he meant by that comment, but he did add that Starfield is an “epic, epic game.”
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While Spencer himself did not expand on Starfield being more comparable to Oblivion than Skyrim, one could take a guess as to what he means. Oblivion is known for having deeper, more complex RPG mechanics than Skyrim, with Skyrim being more streamlined to appeal to a wider audience.
Whatever Spencer meant by his comparison to Oblivion, Starfield fans will soon be able to play the game for themselves to find out. Starfield release times have been released by Bethesda, with the game going live on September 5 at 5pm PT. However, those who has early access will be able to play Starfield much earlier than that. Starfield early access will be available on August 31 or September 1.
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Eager Starfield fans can pay for early access, all they need to do is buy the Premium Edition, which is $99.99 or Premium Edition Upgrade, which is $34.99. Those who want to play Starfield with Xbox Game Pass but also want to early access to game should get Premium Edition Upgrade in order to access the game early.
Starfield launches September 6 for PC and Xbox Series X.