If you’re living under an asteroid, Starfield’s release date is now official. Director Todd Howard confirmed that Bethesda’s next RPG will land in September during a short teaser video, but in doing so he also gave us some additional glimpses of what we can expect from the final game. So eagle-eyed Starfield fans can see that the video confirms that it will bring back the favorites system from Fallout 4, rather than the ones used in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Fallout 76.
The gameplay featured in the announcement, which can be seen below, includes a quick preview of the player switching between their various weapons and gear. We got a glimpse of what such a system would look like in the game’s initial reveal which showed off Starfield’s 1,000 planets, but it appears to be here in a more final form that looks a lot like Fallout’s crosshairs quick-switch menus. . 4.
You can see the moment at 2:16 in the Bethesda video below:
This confirmation is undoubtedly great news for those considering playing Starfield on a controller; it’s certainly preferable to Skyrim’s goofy favorites menu, for example. Personally, I like Fallout 76’s radial-style menu, but if you have access to a d-pad, the ability to quickly tap one to three times in a given direction to easily grab the tool you need is a very useful way. play.
However, mouse and keyboard players may be a little less satisfied. As someone who’s played Fallout 4 this way, I’ve always found it a bit strange to navigate with a mouse. Although I’m not too worried. After all, Fallout 4 offered a much better solution for keyboard players: just allow each slot to correspond to one of your number keys 0-9. As such, Starfield should follow suit. If not, I’m sure Starfield mods will fix it soon.
Players on the Starfield subreddit have been discussing this feature with all the enthusiasm and vigor of fans who are still desperate for any information about Starfield. Some are happy to see it again, while others are content with sentiments like “At least you’re not using Skyrim”. Others reflect on how carefully Bethesda chooses each frame featured in its trailers, knowing how enthusiastically the community will tear them up.
With the Starfield show date set for June, it will still be a while before we get another substantial glimpse of what’s to come. In the meantime, find out how Starfield shipbuilding works and what Starfield’s persuasion system looks like in action. There are also plenty of other PC space games to keep you busy for months.