Starfield Won’t Come With Land Vehicles, But Comes With ‘Boost Pack’
Todd Howard from Bethesda made a significant appearance in a recent Starfield interview conducted by Kinda Funny Games. During this interview, he confirmed an intriguing aspect of the game: Starfield will not include any land vehicles. This decision was made by the development team with the intention of ensuring that the game provides an exceptional on-foot experience.
According to Howard, the primary focus was to design Starfield in a way that truly captures the essence of traversing the game world on foot. By dedicating their efforts to perfecting the mechanics and sensations associated with exploring on foot, the team aimed to create a deeply immersive and satisfying gameplay experience.
However, it’s worth noting that Starfield will still offer a unique alternative to traditional land vehicles. The recently showcased “Boost Pack” in the game adds an exciting dimension to the player’s abilities. This Boost Pack, which was thoroughly highlighted in the recent Starfield Direct deep dive, introduces a thrilling method of traversal and interaction within the game world.
While land vehicles may be absent from Starfield, Bethesda’s decision to incorporate the Boost Pack ensures that players will have a dynamic and exhilarating means of navigating the vast expanse of space. This innovative approach to movement aligns with the studio’s vision of delivering an exceptional and immersive sci-fi experience in their highly anticipated new title.
“We’ve seen this with our other games, we want to design it so it feels good on foot. But we do have the Boost Pack — you saw some of that in the video — you have skills for the Boost Pack. The Boost Pack almost acts like a vehicle, it’s super fun… and then the low gravity planets are just really something special in the game.”
While this might be a bit disappointing, we still think that everything else about Starfield is looking absolutely incredible so far – and of course, modders will probably find a way to implement land vehicles before long anyway!
The full video is definitely worth a watch if you’re interested, going into lots of detail about various aspects of the game.
“The response [to the Starfield Direct] really was incredible. Hearing so many people, and the feedback — everybody kinda rooting for us, and loving what we’ve shown — you never know, right? We’re heads down here in the studio. It had been a while since we had really come out with that much stuff, and you never know how people are gonna react. It’s a new IP, it’s incredibly ambitious… we’re taking a lot of risks.”