Bethesda finally pulled the curtain back on Starfield today Showcase Microsoft and Bethesda Gamesand new gameplay footage of the upcoming space epic is reminding players of another sci-fi exploration game: No Human sky.
No Man’s Sky is a procedurally generated space exploration game developed by Hello Games that was first released in 2016. While reception for the game was initially mixed, Consistent content updates turned the game around. Earlier this year, Sean Murray, the creator of No Man’s Sky said the game is not near the endeven after 19 major updates.
There is certainly a basis for comparison between the two titles, like Starfield’s first gameplay video shows a character in a space suit exploring an unknown planet while mining resources with a laser – game elements integral to the No Man’s Sky loop.
We’ve also seen spaceflight and combat, loads of customization options, and lots of dinosaurs, also reminiscent of the Hello Games title. Shortly after the release of Starfield’s gameplay, No Man’s Sky started trending on Twitter, with some gamers excited about Starfield’s similarities to No Man’s Sky, and others saying the game looked a bit like it. .
No Man’s Sky 2 looks fine. pic.twitter.com/TNNYdy9RJr
– Shirrako (@ShirrakoGaming) June 12, 2022
So I really hope Starfield is good but humans make it like No Man’s Sky + guns
– Kyle J (@CameraColossus) June 12, 2022
Starfield looks like AAA’s empty sky and I’m officially planning to get an Xbox
– Center filter (@CentralScruty) June 12, 2022
I have to admit, ending the Showcase with No Man’s Sky running at 24fps was a pretty bold move.
– Nicola (@Nick_Marseil) June 12, 2022
It’s like Bethesda watched No Man’s Sky and said “we can do it but only about 15% better”
– RJ Palmer (@arvalis) June 12, 2022
No Man’s Sky Made By The Creators Of Fallout 76 Has The Real Potential To Be The Most Broken Game Ever Made
– GuyFoxDay (@GuyFoxDay) June 12, 2022
While there are certainly similarities in the look and feel of the two games, they will certainly have very different things. No Man’s Sky features procedurally generated sets of open world planets, while we just learned today that Starfield will have around 1,000 fully discoverable planets. Starfield also focuses more on combat, which is more in line with other Bethesda games like Fallout and Skyrim.
Even beyond the number of discoverable plant species, Starfield is shaping up to be an immersive experience. Today’s presentation also gives us a look at it all customization options in Starfieldwhere we learned that players will be able to design their characters, spaceships and outposts to their liking.
Customize Starfield Characters, Ships, and Outposts – Xbox and Bethesda Game Intro 2022
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.