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Starfield player builds the Normandy from Mass Effect

The flexibility of Starfield allows players to recreate famous spaceships like the iconic Normandy SR-2 from Mass Effect.The Normandy is a beloved s...

Fay Watson Sept 17, 2023
Starfield player builds the Normandy from Mass Effect

The flexibility of Starfield allows players to recreate famous spaceships like the iconic Normandy SR-2 from Mass Effect.

The Normandy is a beloved symbol of Mass Effect, known for its stealth technology and its role in the storyline of the original trilogy.

The shipbuilding mechanics of Starfield provide players with the opportunity to explore the universe with the legendary Normandy and experience its iconic journeys and battles.

The sky seems to be the limit for what people can create in Starfield, and a skilled player has recreated the famous spaceship Normandy from Mass Effect. One of the strongest selling points of Bethesda's latest open-world RPG lies in the sheer flexibility it offers to players in its character creation and spaceship customization suites. These have been used to recreate famous personalities and vehicles from games, movies, and TV shows.

Of course, many of these creative Starfield tributes stem from famous science fiction works like Alien and Star Wars. As for video game vehicles, Starfield players have been observed cruising through the stars with Fox McCloud's famous Arwing from the Star Fox series and the beloved Ebon Hawk from Knights of the Old Republic. Knights of the Old Republic is not the only BioWare game that takes RPG fans into the vastness of space, and now Starfield fans are recreating the iconic spacecraft from one of the developer's most iconic franchises.

Recently, a Reddit user named SexyGandalph shared screenshots of their impressively accurate rendition of the Normandy from Mass Effect on the Starfield subreddit. Specifically, this custom ship resembles the Normandy SR-2 from Mass Effect 2, with its orange accents and afterburner flames. Nevertheless, other users have praised SexyGandalph for their work, as they captured the distinctive design of the Normandy, reminiscent of a trident.

For many fans, the Normandy is almost as inseparable from Mass Effect as Commander Shepard, as the reliable spacecraft carried them and their diverse crew of allies through the Milky Way in BioWare's original trilogy. Originally acquired by Shepard during their mission to track down the rogue Spectre Saren, the Normandy is considered the crown jewel of the Alliance fleet due to its state-of-the-art stealth technology. It was destroyed at the beginning of Mass Effect 2, but a second Normandy was built by the terrorist organization Cerberus. This Normandy was later taken over by the Alliance and retrofitted for the final battle against the Reapers in Mass Effect 3.

It's not clear whether the Normandy will make a reappearance in Mass Effect 4, but fans still hold fond memories of the reliable spacecraft that journeyed to Ilos, traversed the Omega-4 Relay, and battled the Reapers on Earth's battlefields. So much so that many 3D models and individually painted vehicles have been created in honor of the Normandy. Thanks to Starfield's extensive shipbuilding mechanics, players can now explore the universe at the helm of the legendary Normandy ship from Mass Effect. Hopefully, while exploring the game's many procedurally generated worlds, they won't encounter Husks or Collectors.

Starfield is available on PC and Xbox Series X.