Lots of hard science fiction and ‘you’d die in space’ says Starfield’s Todd Howard

Now that 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 more science fiction for us,” creative director Todd Howard said in a Q&A video. That is, we probably won’t see space wizards, but rather that what happens in the game exists within the realm of scientific possibility. While most science fiction is based on science and the known possibilities of our universe, it can still bend the rule of thumb of what is and is not possible in our physical universe. In hard science fiction, you’ll largely see technology that theoretically could exist, along with the limitations that come with it – like long travel times.

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