Starfield’s Budget Seemingly Targets $200M, Matching The Elder Scrolls
In the vast open world of the Milky Way galaxy, Starfield, an action RPG, invites players to explore over 1,000 planets, moons, and space stations. With dynamic landscapes influenced by each planet’s star and atmosphere, players can switch between first-person and third-person perspectives while encountering NPCs who can join their crew and engage in combat and interactions, including romance options among companions. Meanwhile, the latest news reveals that Starfield’s budget seemingly surpassed $200M, matching The Elder Scrolls.
Starfield, an anticipated action RPG set in a vast open world, has faced several delays.
The expected release date of the game is September 6, 2023.
The game has faced delays and challenges during its nearly 8-year development.
The latest report reveals that development problems added to its high budget, estimated to exceed $200 million.
Despite the tremendous fan base that the game has developed, the gaming community cannot deny the problems associated with the development of the game. Starfield joins a growing list of major delays this year, highlighting the increasing challenges in game development. This all adds to the cost of development on the game.
During the Starfield Direct presentation, Bethesda emphasized the connection between their upcoming space epic and their established RPG franchises, showcasing familiar RPG elements to evoke nostalgia. Bethesda‘s games are well-known for their technical challenges and bugs, which have garnered attention. As highlighted by Timdog, Starfield’s budget has exceeded $200 million.
Moreover, with a development span of nearly eight years and a team size exceeding 500people at certain points. Consequently, the budget for Starfield likely exceeded $200 million. Furthermore, let’s not overlook that Microsoft actively participates as bug testers, and including the Advanced Technology Group and ID Software significantly bolsters the equation.
Starfield’s interplanetary exploration premise poses difficulties in blending elements from Skyrim and Fallout, particularly in terms of in-game transitions. Despite criticism, Starfield aims to reignite enchantment and revive wonder, challenging the overshadowing of open-world games.
All this has made the fans and critics anxious about the game’s development cost. But the big question now is: “Is this cost going to be justified by the game’s sales?” What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments.
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