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The Morning After: An extended look at Bethesda’s space epic, 'Starfield'

And everything else from Summer Game Fest.

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Mat Smith
June 13, 2022 7:15 AM
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It’s early Monday morning for most of you, but the work week started early for Engadget, with Xbox’s big Summer Game Fest showing. Given how many game studios Microsoft now has for its consoles and game streaming service, we were expecting a whole bunch of announcements, trailers and things to have strong opinions on.

There were plenty of familiar Xbox reveals — more Forza announcements, for one — as well as major updates from Blizzard Activision (soon to be part of the Microsoft family) regarding Overwatch 2 (free to play!) and Diablo IV.

Bethesda finally had something more substantial to reveal for its next big game, Starfield. A first look into the game had a lot of No Man’s Sky vibes, but with this studio’s flair for glossy world-building and narrative. These are the folks behind the Fallout series, after all.

At this early stage, however, I’m not worried about missing out. I'm pretty sure we haven’t even scratched the surface of what Starfield will offer gamers, but barring the evocative musical score, the teaser left me intrigued if not entirely sold. And the resource mining, that’s just No Man’s Sky, right?

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