Starfield player perfectly recreates the 'Always Has Been' meme in the game
Players of Starfield are finding creative ways to replicate memes in the game's photo mode, contributing to the growing collection of humorous Starfi...
Players of Starfield are finding creative ways to replicate memes in the game's photo mode, contributing to the growing collection of humorous Starfield media.
The recreation of the "always has been" meme in Starfield required careful composition due to the behavior of companions and NPCs in the game, but a player spontaneously came up with the idea.
The photo mode of Starfield not only allows players to capture their favorite moments but also serves as individual loading screens, reminding the players of their adventure highlights.
A Starfield player managed to create a fantastic recreation of the "always has been" meme in Bethesda's latest title. Their humorous image later spread online and joined the growing pile of funny Starfield media that has been accumulating since the game's launch in early September.
Bethesda has closely observed the rising popularity of photo modes in video games recently, with Fallout 76 being their first in-house game to include such a feature. Starfield has now followed suit and introduced its own photo mode, resulting in a tremendous influx of creative images captured by the fan community.
The latest example of this trend comes from Reddit user xaiel420, who managed to recreate the "always has been" meme in Starfield. Their setup for the photo involved equipping one of their companions with the Constellation Spacesuit - the in-game equivalent of a typical astronaut suit from the classic meme - and aiming at them with the Novalight Pistol. The resulting still image delighted thousands of fans who recently voted to bring it to the front page of the r/Starfield subreddit. Additionally, the photo sparked a playful debate about the spelling of "aluminum" within the gaming community.
While the creator of the image didn't reveal many details about their creative process, it is possible that capturing this photo required a fair bit of luck. Specifically, Starfield companions have a tendency to always look at the protagonist when they're nearby, and this behavior persists even when the player tells them to stay in place. This behavior extends to other characters as well, to the point that many NPCs in Starfield have a serious staring issue. Given these circumstances, it could be quite tricky for anyone attempting to recreate the "always has been" meme in the game to get the composition just right.
But that's not how this particular image came to be, as the author reveals that they hadn't actually planned to create a version of the classic meme in advance. On the contrary, they were simply playing around with the photo mode until the idea struck them, and the resulting image was as spontaneous as it could be.
Even players who typically ignore photo modes should consider making an exception for Bethesda's latest title. This is primarily because Starfield screenshots serve a secret purpose: they also function as individual loading screens, regularly reminding fans of their adventure highlights. The functionality itself is not new within the Bethesda Game Studios family, as it was originally developed by the company's Austin branch for Fallout 76.
Starfield is now available for PC and Xbox Series X/S.