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Starfield: Lost in the Cosmic Abyss

Once upon a time, Starfield soared to great heights, boasting an impressive 330,273 concurrent Steam players shortly after its launch. But alas, the s...

Anne Ostler Feb 09, 2024
Starfield: Lost in the Cosmic Abyss

Once upon a time, Starfield soared to great heights, boasting an impressive 330,273 concurrent Steam players shortly after its launch. But alas, the stars aligned unfavorably, and now it languishes with fewer than 9,000 players in its interstellar realm. In stark contrast, over 25,000 brave souls continue to wander the enchanting lands of Skyrim, their adventures undeterred by Starfield's gravitational pull.

Critics have bestowed upon Starfield the label of "mixed," a slight improvement from its previous designation of "mostly negative." However, these Steam figures fail to account for those who acquired the game through the Xbox store or are immersed in its cosmic wonders via Game Pass. Nevertheless, the situation remains far from ideal for Bethesda, especially considering that these players have invested their hard-earned credits into the game.

Fear not, for Bethesda has not abandoned their celestial creation. They have ambitious plans for Starfield, promising a new update every six weeks to rekindle the dwindling cosmic flame. The previous update introduced over 100 fixes, though it regrettably lacked substantial new content. But fret not, intrepid spacefarers, for there are exciting prospects on the horizon. Bethesda promises "all new ways of traveling," opening portals to uncharted realms. Yet, for now, it is the intrepid modders of Starfield who bear the weight of keeping the universe alive and vibrant.

Starfield beckons with its promise of over a thousand planets to explore, each brimming with intrigue and wonder. From the ethereal New Atlantis to the pulsating Neon City, the game offers a cosmic kaleidoscope of locations. However, it is the presence of barren, lifeless planets that casts a shadow on the experience. Accusations of monotony echo through the void, a challenge that Bethesda must confront if they wish to achieve the same lasting impact as Skyrim.

The path to achieving Skyrim's enduring legacy is a treacherous one, and Bethesda has light-years to traverse before reaching their desired destination. For those steadfastly journeying through the cosmos, we offer guidance on constructing the finest Starfield outposts. But for those ready to chart a new course, we present a celestial collection of games akin to the spirit of Starfield.

In this ever-evolving gaming universe, Bethesda's Starfield remains a celestial enigma, striving to reclaim its lost glory. Will it emerge from the cosmic abyss, shining brightly like a supernova? Only time will reveal the fate of this ambitious space odyssey. Until then, fellow adventurers, keep your thrusters ignited and your spirits high as you navigate the uncharted cosmos.

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