Bethesda has released new Starfield concept art showing the inner world of its upcoming sci-fi RPG.
The new artwork was originally shared in a video dev diary, in which Starfield audio director Mark Lampert and composer Inon Zur discuss the game’s music and sound design (thanks, GamesRadar). A Redditor grabbed a screenshot of the image, sharing it in a collection of all concept art showing Starfield’s interior design that has been revealed so far.
The six images show a bunch of narrow starship corridors, walkways, and warehouse rooms. It’s up to speculation whether these are all images of spaceships, or if some could be the interior environments of underground facilities that players will explore throughout the game.
While they don’t confirm more details about what we can expect from Bethesda’s next RPG, they certainly provide more fuel for our speculations about the environments we’ll be exploring. Some of the images appear to show industrial engineering facilities, while others suggest we’ll be jumping through smaller spaceships that house families. It’s a whole range.
interior_design_of_starfield_concept_art by r/Starfield
But for me, what’s most interesting is that the screenshots taken in combination show a world that looks like a mashup of the seedy industrialization of Alien and the utopian glow of Fallout. Starfield looks like a game that will have the kind of grimy hallways you’d expect to find in a musty spaceship like the Nostromo, as well as the shiny white walls and futuristic mod-cons that wouldn’t be out of place in an episode of Buck Rogers. .
The image of a welder working among heaps of discarded items in a dark, grimy room certainly gives off the Alien vibe, while the robotic drone floating in the back of one of the screenshots looks like more than a bit to Fallout 4’s automated companion, Codsworth. If nothing else, the scope of sci-fi influences piqued my interest.
Luckily, it won’t be long before we can stop scrutinizing concept art and look at some actual gameplay. The Xbox and Bethesda showcase is set to go live on June 12, and while its slate of reveals hasn’t been confirmed, it’s more than likely that Starfield will be the livestream’s main event. Expect to see a preview of the gameplay before the game’s full release on November 11.