Starfield returns to its origins! First-person dialogue and no voice for the protagonist

Bethesda delighted us during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase with the first Starfield gameplay. A few hours from the showcase, the US software house confirmed a news that all the historical fans were hoping to hear: the protagonist will not be voiced! Bethesda has indeed decided to go back to basics, and what better way to do it than by removing the voice of the protagonist and reintroducing the first person in the dialogues?

The confirmation came from the same software house on their Twitter profile. “Yes, the dialogue in Starfield will be in first person and your character will not have a voice”. A phrase that RPG lovers have enjoyed a lot. One of the critical issues raised by users in Fallout 4 was given precisely by the dialogue system.

The latter moved in fact in a view more similar to that of Mass Effectthus depriving the player of the involvement he would have had in a “face to face dialogue”. The very fact that the protagonist was voicedmoreover, it helped to involve the player even less.


All this, of course, added to an objectively disappointing dialogue system compared to the glories of the software house. With this choice, let’s see a real return to origins by the Maryland team. A choice that fans of Bethesda titles can only appreciate.

Starfield is in development at Bethesda Softworks exclusively for Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and PC, with a release date set for the first half of 2023.. Bethesda said it has been working on the title since 2015 and that the latter also had priority over highly anticipated titles like The Elder Scrolls 6 and Fallout 5!

The game, says Bethesda, will be a mix of Skyrim and Star Wars, and will guarantee a decidedly vast world, and glimpses of this world we can already admire thanks to the wonderful artwork shown by the software house. This visual splendor, of course, must be accompanied by a high level sound sector. Bethesda explained the work in this regard in a dedicated video.

Like the game world, the variety offered by pure role playing will also be important. In fact, we will be able to impersonate any type of PC, even the “bad guys”. It will be present, with a good title Bethesda that respects itself, the possibility to choose between first and third personand in the game we will find several alien species.

In addition, there is also an easter egg in the trailer that he may have anticipated the map where The Elder Scrolls 6 will be set! In the meantime, the first artwork on the game has come out, showing us the beautiful cities of Neon, Akila and New Atlantis, and we will also be able to explore the Milky Way.

The title will also focus on a strong narrative component, employing as many as 300 actors and almost triple the dialogue we saw in The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim! Unfortunately, this ambitious narrative could be the main reason why Starfield will probably not present the dubbing in Italian.

Source: Twitter