New Starfield lore video discusses the Settled Systems of this Xbox and PC exclusive

Starfield Concept Art Factions
Starfield Concept Art Factions (Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

What you need to know

  • Bethesda Game Studios is currently working on its next big role-playing game, Starfield.
  • A new lore video shares that Starfield is set in the year 2330, with multiple factions recovering from a vicious war.
  • Starfield is scheduled to launch on Nov. 11, 2022 as an Xbox and PC exclusive.

Bethesda Game Studios is hard at work on Starfield, its next big role-playing game. On Wednesday, Bethesda Game Studios shared an update on the world of Starfield, which is set in the year 2330 in a portion of the Milky Way Galaxy called the Settled Systems. 20 years prior to the game, two major factions called the United Colonies and Freestar Collective were engaged in a massive war.

Emil Pagliarulo, design director at Bethesda Game Studios, explains that while this war is over, there are still threats such as the Pirates of the Crimson Fleet and religious zealots roaming in space.

Bethesda Game Studios previously shared some concept art and lore videos on a few of the planets in Starfield, with various pleasure worlds and border colonies making up the regions that players will explore. Starfield, like Arkane Austin's Redfall, features full Japanese localization, part of Xbox's committment to expanding for Japanese players.

Starfield is scheduled to arrive on Nov. 11, 2022 for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox Cloud Gaming and PC. Like all Xbox first-party games, it'll also be available day one in Xbox Game Pass.

Samuel Tolbert
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