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Bethesda introduces Starfield robot companion Vasco

Starfield Robot Vasco Image
Starfield Robot Vasco Image (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

What you need to know

  • Bethesda Game Studios revealed that the robot companion in Starfield is named Vasco.
  • This robot companion is named Vasco, a primarily defensive helper who is equipped with weaponry if threats appear.
  • Starfield is slated to launch on Nov. 11, 2022 as an Xbox Series X|S console exclusive.

Bethesda Game Studios' upcoming science-fiction adventure Starfield is a ways off, but the studio is releasing steady teases and snippets, including a recent look at the robot companion Vasco.

While this robot buddy has been seen in Starfield videos before now, Bethesda officially shared that the robot is named Vasco with a new video released Tuesday. You can watch the quick clip below:

"Vasco does have defensive capabilities, should the need arise, but his primary role is peaceful," says Istvan Pely, lead artist at Bethesda Game Studios. Described as a "reliable" companion, Vasco is a Constellation robot that'll help accompany the player on their journeys through the dangers and wonders of space travel.

Starfield is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 11, 2022, exactly eleven years after the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game is an Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S console exclusive, the first Bethesda Game Studios title to be released since Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

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  • Or Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira , the first european to reach the real India by sea by sailing all the way around Africa from Portugal.
    The name hints at other reminders of the figures of the Age of Exploration. Good age to take cues from.
    Also, happy Vasco won't be a useless annoyance like Claptrap and, hopefully, more useful than Codsworth.