Starfield player creates Willem Dafoe in the game
The character editor of Starfield has allowed players to create impressive custom main characters, including one player who designed a Willem Dafoe l...
The character editor of Starfield has allowed players to create impressive custom main characters, including one player who designed a Willem Dafoe look-alike.
Designing specific characters in Starfield can be challenging due to the cluttered sliders in the character editor, but players have still managed to create incredible likenesses of real people and characters.
Fans struggling with the appearance slider settings can turn to mods that offer pre-made faces. However, a comprehensive overhaul of the character editor will only be possible when official modding tools are released in 2024.
A Starfield player managed to create an impressive Willem Dafoe doppelganger in Bethesda's intergalactic role-playing game. Their inspired design adds to the ever-growing list of unique Starfield characters developed by the fan community since the game's early launch in September.
As is customary with all 3D RPGs from Bethesda, Starfield also offers a fairly extensive character editor that allows players to customize their main characters down to the smallest detail. Many fans who have already made their choices have decided to recreate their favorite characters from other franchises or draw inspiration from real-life personalities.
The latest example of this approach comes from Reddit user Crohnos_, who recently took the effort to create Willem Dafoe in Starfield. Their custom main character was immediately recognizable as the famous actor and impressed enough fans to land on the front page of the game's largest subreddit. Although the player did not reveal how much time they spent on this design work, they promised to share screenshots of the appearance settings of their character so that anyone interested in creating Dafoe in Starfield can easily follow their steps.
In the meantime, it's not a big leap to assume that creating an in-game version of Dafoe's doppelganger was a challenging task. While Starfield's character editor is immensely powerful, it is not particularly user-friendly compared to similar tools in other contemporary games, including Bethesda's own games. The biggest hurdle in achieving a specific design based on an existing character or person lies in the need to tinker with dozens of cluttered sliders referred to as "shape blends" in the game, without further clarifications provided by the game itself.
Even experienced players, therefore, need to experiment and make mistakes extensively to achieve a specific appearance, while newcomers may find the cumbersome user interface off-putting. Granted, this hasn't stopped the fan community from creating amazing recreations of real people and characters in the game. This is evident from the fact that prior to this Dafoe doppelganger, there have been Starfield versions of Tony Soprano, Don Ramon, Chris Hadfield, and many other well-known faces.
As for players struggling with the vague adjustment sliders in the game, there are already numerous mods that add a variety of pre-made facial models to the game. Some fans have also called for a more comprehensive overhaul of the character creator from the modding community. However, the current consensus among modders is that such an addition will only be possible once the official modding tools for Starfield are released in early 2024.
Starfield is now available for PC and Xbox Series X/S.