Starfield is one of the biggest games of 2023. Bethesda’s upcoming space RPG has been anticipated for years, and fans have been looking forward to finally trying the game. A gameplay segment was shown by Bethesda Games at the Xbox showcase earlier, but not much has been revealed since then.

The Xbox Showcase revealed information on Starfield’s gameplay mechanics. It was revealed that Starfield would include over 1000 planets, leading to the curiosity surrounding the game’s scope. Moreover, it was also revealed that planet-to-planet traversal would not be a part of the game

The game already has a dedicated fan base, and many have analyzed every small detail from the Starfield gameplay showcase. Fans on the Starfield subreddit have spotted an interesting detail from the Starfield gameplay showcase. This discovery has led to speculations regarding the possibility of Space Piracy in Starfield

Starfield Space Pirate
Source: Reddit

Starfield seems to include a ship docking mechanic, despite a lack of space travel. The image shows some information presented to players while docking with other ships. This information shows statistics like flight systems, weapon systems, and life support system functionality.

Space pirates can use this information to determine if a ship is worth boarding. Players can take advantage of a weaker ship or choose to go for a bigger one. The game encourages destroying a ship’s weapon and flight systems before the inevitable boarding. 

Starfield is also heavily focused on survival mechanics, and a ship plundering system would tie in very well with this gameplay style. However, the details of space piracy remain unclear for now. Perhaps the game will have an even more detailed approach to the mechanics, but fans will have to wait for more information. 

Starfield Spaceship

Starfield is shaping to be an exceptional title for Bethesda Games and Xbox. Microsoft has been working hard, buying studios to add to an already sizeable first-party portfolio. Starfield is expected to be the ultimate pay-off for Microsoft’s efforts.

Bethesda Games is again looking to raise the bar for open-world RPG games, but only time will tell if Starfield can match the likes of Skyrim and The Witcher 3.

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