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Starfield lives up to the hype with impressive and ambitious gameplay demonstration

After years of waiting, Bethesda finally showed the first gameplay demo of Starfield. The demo showed various gameplay scenarios, including combat, character creation, exploration, base and ship customization, and the long awaited confirmation of manual flight.

The biggest surprise and “mind blowing” moment was the revelation that there are over 100 systems and over 1000 planets to explore. We expect Bethesda will have a similar, if more advanced, system to No Man’s Sky to pull this off.

We came away from this presentation blown away by the ambitions of Starfield while also recognizing it still needs more time in the oven. The framerate was inconsistent to say the least, and gunplay in some instances lacked a bit of a punch. We expect the delay to 2023 will give Bethesda ample time to give the game the polish it deserves.

With these issues in mind, Bethesda seems to be building a game with near limitless ambition. We cannot wait to get our hands on the game next year.

Austin "Proven" Nelson

Writer and Contributor for XboxEra. Halo 3 is a perfect game.

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