Starfield is one of the most divisive games in recent years. Some find it absolutely delightful, while others absolutely hate it. What happened? Well, everyone’s expectations are different and Todd Howard, head of Bethesda, acknowledged, as part of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences podcast, that it’s very difficult to control expectations, even with his extensive experience.
Howard said that in the beginning they tried to emphasize that it was a different experience and to express the general feeling of the game, and then move on to the details, but he acknowledged that by leaving what was impossible, Not all people interpret the first explanation correctly. and, in short, the entire filing process Starfield It was difficult.
We want to define the experience, what the experience is with this game, but considering its scale and what we’ve done before, People don’t always know how to interpret that. They know they can do everything, but we don’t give them a list of specific things they can’t do. And as we got closer to the launch, we did the Starfield Direct in the summer, where we knew everything about the game, and we knew clearly the systems, what they looked like, how they work, etc. But it’s hardit’s so… -you know it, better than anyone else-. Controlling expectations, when you’re doing this kind of thing, is hard. You want people to be excited, but also look at it like any other game and judge it by that standard. So, really, finding a balance is a juggling act.
Despite everything, Howard said he was happy with the presentation of the summer of Starfieldwhere some Bethesda members express their love for certain game systems, and celebrate their unpredictable nature, which allows people to have different experiences and interesting interactions. talk to each other – something they are not surprised by.
Starfield and GOTY 2023
Despite its controversial nuance, Starfield will definitely be in the conversation game in 2023. Unfortunately for this reason, the last 12 months will probably rank as the most unusual for the industry in its entire history, with many games that are the best, such as Dead Space Remake, Diablo 4, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom y Baldur’s Gate 3 among the contenders, not to mention Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which has not yet debuted, but promises a lot.
In any case, Bethesda has already announced that Starfield there are many ahead of it in 2024, in terms of mods and DLC.