Bethesda RPGs are almost notorious among fans for appearing at launch with numerous bugs. From harmless and sometimes funny errors to serious problems, everything is there. The online RPG Fallout 76, for example, was recently released in a sometimes disastrous state at launch. While many bugs were fixed over time via patches, they also brought new bugs into play that could even delete your character.
But that’s going to be different with Starfield. Although the scifi RPG still has bugs at the moment, they should be fewer than we are used to from Bethesda.
Starfield is set to be Bethesda’s most bug-free game
This info comes from Xbox Game Studios Boss Matt Booty. In an interview with Giant Bomb he explained that while there are definitely still bugs in the game at the moment, they are already fewer than in other Bethesda games:
I see the list of bugs and can say: Only from the payers, if [Starfield] If it came out today, it would have the fewest bugs of any game Bethesda has ever released.
But how many bugs now? Of course, the statement gives hope that Bethesda can still eliminate some of these bugs, after all there are still about three months until the release of Starfield. However, it cannot be concluded from this how many errors are currently known in the game. After all, “the fewest” is not synonymous with “little” – especially in view of the studio’s history.
You can see the latest Starfield gameplay trailer here:
Starfield – The “SciFi Skyrim” in the gameplay trailer
Additional development time helped
As Todd Howard also adds in the interview, the additional development time also helped. Before Microsoft’s purchase of Bethesda went through, a much earlier release for Starfield was planned, even before the first announced November 22, 2022. (via VGC)
We met with Todd [Howard] and the team and explains that we want to give them the necessary time. I think Matt said that every QA person across the company is playing Starfield right now, looking at bug reports and looking at the quality we’re at right now.
If you consider that Starfield has had to be postponed twice since the originally scheduled release in November 2022, the additional time should also play a large part in Starfield being released with fewer bugs.
We will then see how many exactly that is on September 6, 2023 – or as early as September 1 for pre-orders of the Premium/Collector’s Edition. Then Starfield will be released for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
What do you think of this statement, do you believe in a largely bug-free Starfield?