“a giant open world where the player can do whatever he wants”.
Bethesda today released the second episode of its Into the Starfield series on its YouTube channel. In the video, in addition to discussing various aspects of the game, concept art and even some scenes from the game are also featured.
This episode features Starfield director Todd Howard, design director Emil Pagliarulo, quest designer Will Shen, and lead artist Istvan Pely, where the open world of Starfield was discussed.
“It’s a level of immersion where we really focus, you’re not just playing a game, but you’re living in this world, in this universe,” says Istvan. “It’s a giant open world where the player can do whatever they want,” says Emil. Will says “you feel like you’re impacting the world, you feel like you’re really there”.
Todd Howard states that “there are certain types of entertainment where you just live, absorbing what the creator wants you to see. He draws that dash between ‘it happens’, ‘go here’ and ‘do this’. Putting the player in a position to decide is what makes gaming the best form of entertainment there is.”
You can see everything in more detail in the video below: