Too much heavy science fiction and “you’d die in space,” says Starfield’s Todd Howard

Now the countdown to Starfield has begun, Bethesda is laying the groundwork for what we can expect from the game. Starfield’s relationship with hard science fiction is number one on the list today.

“Starfield is harder science fiction for us,” said creative director Todd Howard in the Q&A video. This means that we are unlikely to see space wizards, but rather what happens in the game exists in the realm of scientific possibilities. While most science fiction relies on science and the known capabilities of our universe, it can still bend the rule of what is and isn’t possible in our physical universe. In hard science fiction, you’ll largely see technology that could theoretically exist, along with the limitations that come with it – such as long travel times.

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