Starfield allows players to visit the planet Halo Reach
One of the key aspects of Starfield is the game's spectacular scope, and among the over 1,000 planets that exist in the game, players can actually vis...
One of the key aspects of Starfield is the game's spectacular scope, and among the over 1,000 planets that exist in the game, players can actually visit and land on the planet Reach, which is most well-known in the Halo universe. Starfield features countless explorable planets within the many star systems surrounding the solar system. Each world has its own objectives to visit, resources to extract, and in some cases, even lifeforms to explore.
The galaxy of Starfield offers incredible potential for discoveries, to the extent that hardly any individual player has had enough time to see everything, let alone explore every single planet. While some players may not place much value on it, exploration is one of the key components of Starfield, and there is enough of it to fuel player journeys for many years. With Starfield's story set several hundred years in the future, where humans have colonized other star systems near the solar system, players can travel to stars visible in the real-world night sky, from the nearby Alpha Centauri system to the constellation Ursa Major.
The possibility of traveling to stars in the local group has sent many players on a quest to explore other popular planets and moons that play a significant role in other science fiction franchises. Fans have already had a taste of success in this regard, as some players have successfully identified and explored the planet Eridani II of the Eridani star system. In the Halo series, this world is better known as the planet Reach, a crucial human colony world that served as the centerpiece of the UNSC military and housed many military shipyards. The planet is such an important part of the Halo universe and its history that the events surrounding it are depicted in the prequel game Halo: Reach, where players spend most of their time on the planet itself.
As for Starfield, the planet doesn't differ too much from Halo's interpretation of the world before the Covenant attack. It is a beautiful, temperate planet with abundant life and vast oceans, relatively similar gravity to Earth, and a stable, oxygen-rich atmosphere. Players can not only safely navigate the planet's surface without wearing their space suits but it also serves as a good outpost location in Starfield, offering many highly useful resources.
Players have been inspired to continue their search for other remarkable locations in the vast galaxy of Starfield, including further landmarks from the Halo universe, the moon Acheron from the Alien franchise, and much more. Given the immense scale of Starfield, there is certainly no shortage of space to explore, and it is likely that players will continue to be impressed by what the game world has to offer in the coming years.
Starfield is available on PC and Xbox Series X/S.