Starfield players are building Samus Aran's ship from Metroid
The ship builder of Starfield offers immense flexibility, allowing players to create faithful replicas of iconic ships from other game series such as...
The ship builder of Starfield offers immense flexibility, allowing players to create faithful replicas of iconic ships from other game series such as Metroid.
The player "tht_aint_it_chief" has recreated the Hunter-class ship of Samus Aran from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, capturing its iconic disc-shaped form and yellow-green color palette.
The recreation is not only visually accurate but also highly functional. It provides space for various weapons and additional cargo compartments, making it ideal for role-playing as a bounty hunter in a Metroid game.
A player of Starfield and an obvious fan of the Metroid series managed to create an authentic replica of Samus Aran's most renowned ship within Bethesda's galactic-spanning RPG. Their achievement adds to the already remarkable stack of evidence attesting to the immense flexibility of the ship builder in Starfield.
Although players have the option to ignore the spaceship-building features of Starfield, those who choose to engage with it will likely discover its incredible level of detail and ample room for truly creative designs. Since the game became available in early access, many players have already experimented with this feature, bringing to life everything from a Starfield version of the Batmobile (Tumbler) to eerie, scorpion-shaped vessels.
The latest custom design, inspired by an existing game series, comes from Reddit user "tht_aint_it_chief," who recently took the effort to recreate an iconic spaceship from Metroid within Starfield. As Samus Aran has indeed utilized several different spacecraft throughout the Metroid franchise, the player chose to imitate the appearance of her most renowned vessel, namely the Hunter-class craft from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, which itself pays homage to the ship from the SNES classic Super Metroid of 1994.
Their technical efforts resulted in a ship that comes remarkably close to Samus Aran's iconic spacecraft, not least due to its disc-shaped form and a yellow-green color palette. Since Starfield does not allow players to change the tint of their cockpit windows, the creator of this unique design opted to accentuate the area around the pilot's canopy with green highlights on the hull, reminiscent of the similarly colored windows of the original spaceship. However, even without the ability to precisely replicate this tiny detail, the end result of their efforts is instantly recognizable as the iconic Metroid ship.
As an additional bonus, this talented Starfield player has created a detailed tutorial with a complete parts list and step-by-step instructions for component placement, allowing anyone to replicate their design. When explaining this decision, the fan expressed their desire to help others feel like bounty hunters who wouldn't feel out of place in a Metroid game. To that end, they went beyond merely replicating the appearance of Samus' ship and ensured that the final design is highly functional. Their replica can accommodate nearly any combination of weapons and also provides open space underneath for additional cargo compartments, shielded for smuggling contraband or other purposes.
This authentic interpretation of the iconic Metroid spacecraft is by far not the only impressive custom vehicle designed by the Bethesda community. Another such spaceship recently made waves on social media, taking the form of an imposing Starfield replica of the Titanic.
Starfield is now available for PC and Xbox Series X/S.