Starfield fans want land vehicles to explore planets
It is the year 2008, Fallout 3 has been released, and the fans desire vehicles. It is the year 2015, Fallout 4 has been released, and the fans crave v...
It is the year 2008, Fallout 3 has been released, and the fans desire vehicles. It is the year 2015, Fallout 4 has been released, and the fans crave vehicles. It is the year 2023, Starfield has been released, and once again, the fans yearn for vehicles.
While The Elder Scrolls series has mounts, even with armor thanks to an infamous DLC that shook the gaming world in 2006, Bethesda's science-fiction games lack this convenience. In Fallout, at least fast travel mitigates the need, but Starfield is vast, and you'll spend a significant amount of time traveling through menus and loading screens. Upon finally reaching the surface of one of its 1,000 planets, you'll then have to navigate with limited oxygen to reach intriguing points hundreds of meters away.
You will traverse vast empty stretches, walk, run, and keep on running, which has proven to be tedious even in the early access phase. As a result, fans are urging Bethesda to introduce land vehicles such as rovers and bicycles to make the exploration of their universe's many worlds less monotonous.
"It would be nice if there were a ship module for vehicles," suggested a fan. "A two-seater contraption that allows for faster travel, but not excessively fast, and has some storage capacity. Something like what Picard and Worf use in Nemesis."
Presumably, there are no vehicles in Starfield due to the limitations of the game's map. If you could travel too quickly, it might give the impression that the planets are less seamlessly connected. The intention is not for you to spend hours running in one direction – Starfield guides you to fly in an orbital pattern and land at a new location – but having a car would potentially make it too easy to reach those invisible barriers.
Many also believe that the Creation Engine is to blame, as carriages in Skyrim often had glitches (if you've ever started with a modded playthrough in Helgen, you probably ended up in the orbit of Nirn). For this reason, some have suggested that Starfield should utilize mounts.
If there aren't horses in spacesuits, then one of the many creatures you encounter on the various planets you explore could serve as a mount. Perhaps there could be a taming mechanic for the less hostile creatures, so that we have at least something to help us move around faster.
Or, as another commenter suggested, "Let's just ride robots."