Now that the countdown to Starfield has begun, Besthesda is laying the groundwork for what we can expect from the game. Starfield’s relationship with hard sci-fi is number one on the list today.
“Starfield is more like hard sci-fi to us,” Creative Director Todd Howard said in a Q&A video. That said, we probably won’t see space wizards, but rather what happens in the game is within the realm of scientific possibility. Although most science fiction movies are based on science and the known possibilities of our universe, they can still break the rule of what is and isn’t possible in our physical universe. In hard sci-fi, for the most part, you see technology that could theoretically exist, along with the limitations that come with it – such as long travel times.