Starfield will feature more than 252,953 lines of dialog, a number that dwarfs the amount of dialog that Bethesda recorded for Fallout 4 (111,000) and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (60,000). The figure was revealed in a “Talking Starfield with Todd Howard” video that Bethesda posted today, in which the game director shared some new tidbits regarding the sci-fi RPG, such as how ship fuel will work and how players can remove character traits they don’t like by beating certain activities or quests. Howard also described Starfield’s dialog system, which includes a points-based persuasion mechanic, as “classic Bethesda.”
A synopsis for Starfield:
The year is 2330. Humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. From humble beginnings as a space miner, you will join Constellation — the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy — and navigate the vast expanse of the Settled Systems in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.
In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, you will create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest question: What is out there?
Starfield represents Bethesda Game Studios’ first new universe in 25 years. The sci-fi RPG will arrive exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023, and Game Pass subscribers can play it on day one.