I bought Starfield to lead, not to read! Despite the wealth of gameplay available on hand in Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield, some fans have decided that they want to spend their time in the brand-new video game universe reading.
While a lot of Starfield fans are excited about jetpacks, space travel, boarding ships and chucking enemies out the airlock, some are enthralled with the more mundane aspects of the RPG, like sticking their nose into the books.
Reading is a key factor of all Bethesda RPGs, especially The Elder Scrolls. Ask any Morrowind fan, like me, and they’ll tell you that reading the flavour text of Bethesda’s worlds is one of the best aspects of the developer’s games. From The Battle of Red Mountain to The Lusty Argonian Maid, Bethesda puts oodles of effort into its book-based world building.
In a post on Reddit, Starfield fans explained that they are truly hoping that there will be plenty of books to read in the new Xbox exclusive RPG. Coming from the wealth of books available in Skyrim, Starfield books could provide some much needed background information on the world around players.
“I am 100% a total whore for lore in Todd's games,” said one fan on the Starfield subreddit. Us too, KingGeek42. Us, too.
Other fans hoped that there would be a vast variety of different lore dump objects to find. Alongside written documents and data pads, some fans hope that there will be videos, audio logs, in-universe podcasts and more, combining the best of Elder Scrolls and Fallout’s narrative devices into one game.
Starfield comes out on Xbox Series consoles and PC on September 6th. Deluxe Edition owners will be able to play five days early on September 1st.