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Todd Howard Interview Divulges New Starfield Information | MMORPG.com

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edited November 2020 in Videos Discussion

imageTodd Howard Interview Divulges New Starfield Information | MMORPG.com

In a video interview with Todd Howard, details were released about Starfield, Bethesda's new space-faring IP. The Interview is long and comprehensive, but it has provided quite a bit of information that was broken down on a recent reddit post.

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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,773
    edited November 2020
    SiFi it is =-) Cant wait for more information. Doing timeline now

    1:10 - first question about Todd Howards time at Bethesda and what got him into video games 

    2:50 - Asks about his first published game he made, a Terminator game

    4:30 - How did they make the jump to ES games?

    6:50 - How did ES games evolve over time?

    8:50 - Open world vs Procedural worlds

    11:23 - What was the impact, how did it make you feel, making a game as ground breaking as Morrowind? Covers the rest of the ES games up too Skyrim. 

    19:34 - Start talking about Fallout games

    24:40 - How do you balance linear and  and more open story lines?

    29:12 - Back to Skyrim, why was it Bethesda biggest hit?

    36:30 - Fallout 76, what was the challenging of moving this series to multi player?

    39:47 - How do you take a game with a failed launch to something people love?

    44:50 - Dropped, Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield in the works. 

    46:00 - Start talking about engine work happening and hardware. 

    _________________________________________________________________

    55:40 - BINGO, starts asking about Starfield.


    51:08 - When will we start to hear more about the game? No plan, its gonna be a while. They dont want to show it till they have the final product and when it will release. 

    They also dont want to slow down development to talk about the game, make trailers and other promotional stuff. 

    _________________________________________________________________


    54:25 - Back to things not Starfield

    55:30 - Skyrim has been played for about 10 years now, how does that impact future games you are making like Starfield, Elders Scrolls 6?

    58:26 - MS accusation of Bethesda - interesting comments by Todd 

    1:00:00 - Talk about MS game pass

    1:03:00 - What advice would you tell people wanting to start out developing games?









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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,966
    It's interesting that when asked what they could have done differently on earlier games with the new hardware, he mentions city/town size. Says that Solitude feels large but in reality there are something like 20 people there.

    I bet they have this in mind with their new games. We might finally see larger population towns and cities.

    I think they sort of have to go this route as Witcher 3 did a wonderful job showing larger town.city sizes.
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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,773
    Timestamp done, If you are looking for information on Starfield, this is all you get. Look below.


    51:08 - When will we start to hear more about the game? No plan, its gonna be a while. They dont want to show it till they have the final product and when it will release. 

    They also dont want to slow down development to talk about the game, make trailers and other promotional stuff. 
  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,773
    Sovrath said:
    It's interesting that when asked what they could have done differently on earlier games with the new hardware, he mentions city/town size. Says that Solitude feels large but in reality there are something like 20 people there.

    I bet they have this in mind with their new games. We might finally see larger population towns and cities.

    I think they sort of have to go this route as Witcher 3 did a wonderful job showing larger town.city sizes.
    With better hardware this is something I am really looking forward to. I think of a planet like Coruscant. Or Spiderman in NY. Would love to see this done right. 
    Sovrath
  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member EpicPosts: 3,199
    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,773
    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  
    As one of the question above was just about that. They have a new engine for Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 and for some of their other future games.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,966
    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  

    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.
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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,773

    Sovrath said:



    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  



    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.



    I am interested to see if Starfield will have large scale PvP and if the new Engine will support that? Thats been a mess for ESO.
  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 11,818
    So sad  :(
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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 11,896
    Nanfoodle said:

    Sovrath said:



    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  



    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.



    I am interested to see if Starfield will have large scale PvP and if the new Engine will support that? Thats been a mess for ESO.
    Pretty sure it won't have large scale PvP



    Nanfoodle



  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,966
    Nanfoodle said:

    Sovrath said:



    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  



    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.



    I am interested to see if Starfield will have large scale PvP and if the new Engine will support that? Thats been a mess for ESO.

    Isn't it single player?
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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 11,818
    edited November 2020
    Nanfoodle said:

    Sovrath said:



    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  



    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.



    I am interested to see if Starfield will have large scale PvP and if the new Engine will support that? Thats been a mess for ESO.
    Pretty sure it won't have large scale PvP



    SINGLE PLAYER?!?!

    SHAME SHAME SHAME!

    edit- this has to be old info. Have things changed?
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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member LegendaryPosts: 9,773
    Sovrath said:
    Nanfoodle said:

    Sovrath said:



    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  



    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.



    I am interested to see if Starfield will have large scale PvP and if the new Engine will support that? Thats been a mess for ESO.

    Isn't it single player?
    No idea, they have not given any information other then its SiFi =-)
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,966

    bcbully said:




    Nanfoodle said:



    Sovrath said:






    Aren't they still using the same, decades old engine?  





    Go to 46.29

    Also, correction in my earlier post, he references Whiterun with 20 people. I'm sure Solitude isn't much more though.






    I am interested to see if Starfield will have large scale PvP and if the new Engine will support that? Thats been a mess for ESO.


    Pretty sure it won't have large scale PvP





    SINGLE PLAYER?!?!

    SHAME SHAME SHAME!

    edit- this has to be old info. Have things changed?



    No nothing has changed.

    https://screenrant.com/starfield-single-player-bethesda-game-size-todd-howard/
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916
    Summary from the reddit thread (credit to u/KATheHuman):


    • Starfield is a singleplayer, no multiplayer aspects.

    • A focus on procedural generation during level design confirmed for Starfield and TES:VI

      • This is a tool for developers to create massive landmass and does not mean the land will be randomly generated in real time like No Man's Sky, meaning your game will look the exact same as everyone else. This is simply an engine tool to create larger worlds, so expect Starfield (planets?) to be much larger than Fallout 76's map (clarification: speculative), which is already four times bigger than Skyrim. YOUR ELDER SCROLLS/STARFIELD MAP WILL LOOK THE EXACT SAME AS EVERYONE ELSE, THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE MAP WILL BE RANDOMLY GENERATED.

    • **Huge major overhaul to the Creation Engine - larger than the jump from Morrowind to Oblivion ("**when people see the results, hopefully they'd be as happy as we are.")

      • Rendering

      • Animation

      • Artificial Intelligence & Pathing

      • Procedural Generation

      • And more areas.

    • “It’s going to be a while” until we see Starfield, the release can be subject to delays etc. so he really doesn’t feel comfortable talking about it yet. EDIT: Todd said the same exact thing one year before the release of Fallout 4. 2021 gang! Thanks /u/fags343 for pointing that out.

      • He doesn't want to reveal Starfield earlier and just release teasers until the eventual release like Cyberpunk.

    • NPCs will play a large role in future games, cities will be expansive and large compared to past games, etc.

    • Will be on Game Pass from Day 1 alongside ES:VI.

    • Bethesda will continue to support mod support in the future.

    • Amount of developers are at least 4x - 5x larger than they were when they worked on Skyrim and Fallout 4. Starfield is going to be big.

      • Bethesda Games Studio Dallas, Maryland and Montreal are working on Starfield.

      • Bethesda Games Austin is in charge of Fallout 76's post-development with the Brotherhood of Steel expansion update coming this December.

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,984
    Single player, I am surprised and see MS influence here. Todd is a confirmed convert to online microtransactions and dubious revenue models.
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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 11,896
    Scot said:
    Single player, I am surprised and see MS influence here. Todd is a confirmed convert to online microtransactions and dubious revenue models.
    I guess? But to be fair the game was in development and announced as single player prior to the microsoft acquisition.. by ... like.. a long time
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,984
    Scot said:
    Single player, I am surprised and see MS influence here. Todd is a confirmed convert to online microtransactions and dubious revenue models.
    I guess? But to be fair the game was in development and announced as single player prior to the microsoft acquisition.. by ... like.. a long time
    Indeed, I think from what you have said he came back to make a GAAS and found they still have a single player game coming out.

    How long before we also have Starfield 76? :)
  • SamhaelSamhael Member RarePosts: 1,423

    Scot said:




    Scot said:

    Single player, I am surprised and see MS influence here. Todd is a confirmed convert to online microtransactions and dubious revenue models.


    I guess? But to be fair the game was in development and announced as single player prior to the microsoft acquisition.. by ... like.. a long time


    Indeed, I think from what you have said he came back to make a GAAS and found they still have a single player game coming out.

    How long before we also have Starfield 76? :)



    No. Please no Starfield 76.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 13,439
    Torval said:
    Day 1 GamePass? Sweet, then I'll be playing.

    I'm hoping the next Elder Scrolls and Fallout games are 76 style. I'm a convert. The format works surprisingly well. I can play multiplayer and single player, my choice. Then again I'm not much into modding so that isn't a draw for me at all.
    Yeah I feel that the two series would do well with some type of multiplayer component.
    With ES I am personally hopeful for some sort of co-op type situation as I like what FO76 offers I am not too enamored with the FO world on a personal level. I would prefer a fantasy setting. 
    Great things to come for Gamepass!
      
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916
    Torval said:
    Day 1 GamePass? Sweet, then I'll be playing.


    Jumped right out at me too. I've been wanting a good Netflix style gaming service for a long time and PC Game Pass is looking very good in that respect.
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 19,984
    Torval said:
    Day 1 GamePass? Sweet, then I'll be playing.

    I'm hoping the next Elder Scrolls and Fallout games are 76 style. I'm a convert. The format works surprisingly well. I can play multiplayer and single player, my choice. Then again I'm not much into modding so that isn't a draw for me at all.
    Hopefully in time you will be able to escape Todd's cult. :)
  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 17,916
    Torval said:
    Iselin said:
    Torval said:
    Day 1 GamePass? Sweet, then I'll be playing.


    Jumped right out at me too. I've been wanting a good Netflix style gaming service for a long time and PC Game Pass is looking very good in that respect.

    The ability to install locally and not burn bandwidth is a huge plus to me. I have the basic version for PC. There is a premium version for XBox that I think offers some sort of streaming, but I haven't looked too far into it.

    The install experience isn't as good as Steam, but not horrible. It works through the Windows Store. You can select the drive you want to install games to, but there are some UWP behaviors I don't like. Overall it could be a lot better, but is acceptable enough for me.

    Give it a trial if you haven't yet and see how it works for you.
    I've had the basic PC game pass sub for 2 months now and yes it definitely works for me :)
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    “Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?” 
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