It would seem that the arrival of Starfield is the perfect time to give your PC a well-deserved upgrade. Consider enriching its configuration with an additional RAM module and a fast SSD. On consoles, they have chosen to block the number of frames at 30 per second.
Last night, the latest Xbox Showcase presentation unveiled a special guest: Starfield. This very ambitious game is being developed by the studio Bethesda, recognized for its previous creations: the legendary Skyrim and Fallout 4. With Starfield, the team behind these successes offers a gigantic space role-playing game where you can join multiple factions and set foot on a thousand different planets.
Starfield: a gigantic role-playing game in space
Starfield presents itself as an impressively large role-playing game set in space. Players will be able to join multiple factions and explore a thousand different planets. This promise of freedom and endless adventure is already arousing great enthusiasm among fans of role-playing games. As a Microsoft property, Bethesda hasn’t been shy about claiming Starfield is their most ambitious project yet, further building the excitement around its release.
The 45-minute gameplay demo shown at the event highlighted the incredible work Bethesda is doing. We discover an impressive global illumination system, with new animations in third person view, but also in first person for an even more total immersion. Players were able to explore the majestic city of New Atlantis, described by Bethesda as the most ambitious ever in terms of quests, size and population.
But this city is only a tiny part of the Starfield experience. The game will offer an unprecedented wealth of content, including a vast array of weapons, an outpost building system, adventure companions, and a character-based progression system. And that’s not all: there are over 40 different settings for creating and customizing the character, not to mention exploring the galaxy with over 1000 different planets, all with unique flora and fauna . Piloting and space combat, as well as the customization of your ship, promise an immersive and varied gaming experience.
The minimum requirements for the PC version of Starfield
Bethesda also unveiled the minimum requirements for the PC version of Starfield. First of all, it is imperative to have an SSD (Solid-State Drive) offering fast reading and writing. Forget the traditional hard drive: you will need 125 GB of available space on your SSD. As for RAM, a minimum of 16 GB is requiredalthough Bethesda strongly advises against running the game on less.
Overall, Starfield does not require particularly powerful hardware. AMD Ryzen 5 2600X processor or Intel Core i7-6800K is recommended. Older models such as the AMD Radeon RX 5700 and the Nvidia GeForce 1070 Ti are mentioned as benchmarks for the graphics card. Bethesda also recommends AMD Ryzen 5 3600X and Intel Core i5-10600K processors. For graphics cards, they cite the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 as examples, along with DirectX-12.
Optimized performance on consoles
On consoles, Starfield will run at a frame rate of 30 fps (frames per second), unlike most other current games which aim for 60 fps. The game will be available in 4K on Xbox Series X and 1440p (QHD) on Xbox Series S, so don’t count on a 60fps performance mode, like what you can get on some games. Bethesda guarantees fidelity in a huge, hyper-detailed open world where anything can happen. Phil Spencer, for his part, said in an interview with Giant Bomb that “It’s a creative decision”.
For those who can’t wait to dive into the Starfield universe, the release date has been announced: September 6 on Xbox Series and PC. Role-playing and sci-fi fans can now mark this date in their calendars and prepare for an epic adventure in the far reaches of space.
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