Bethesda has announced its first new IP in 25 years: Starfield. It’s a game Todd Howard said has been in development for years, and it’s one that Bethesda feels uniquely positioned to pull off. A trailer shown during E3 2018 opened with a shot in space, with a planet outlined by a distant sun. It panned down to a small space station, which was then seemingly pulled into a black hole. You can watch the trailer above.
Beyond that, no details were provided, so it’s unclear what the game is, how it plays, or pretty much anything other than it’s sci-fi. Starfield has been rumored for some time now, as Bethesda’s parent company, Zenimax, trademarked the name “Starfield” in 2013. We don’t know when it’s set for release or what platforms it will be available for.
Starfield was just one of the many games discussed during Bethesda’s press conference. In addition to it, Bethesda also announced Doom Eternal, gave us a whole bunch of new information on Fallout 76, and confirmed Elder Scrolls 6 is in development.
On top of that, there was the announcement of Elder Scroll Blades, a new mobile entry in the series that, according to Howard, has console-quality graphics. To catch up with all the latest information from the press conference, take a look at our roundup of all the news from Bethesda’s press conference.