Today Starfield Game Director Todd Howard answered a few questions about the game in an AMA on Reddit.
Asked whether there are robot companions in the game, he answered “yes, kind of.” He’s also very excited about what the development team has done with character creation in terms of choosing a background, skills, and more.
Players will also be able to choose their pronouns (he, she, they) and all relevant dialogue has been recorded to support that choice.
The plan for the game is to have full mod support like previous Bethesda games, as the developers love what modders do and hope more will make a career out of it.
We also learn that the ladder climbing seen in the E3 trailer is an animation, and developers use it sparingly in the game.
Speaking of Starfield, today Bethesda also published a video featuring Inon Zur, where he teases a “surprise” for the fans related to the game at the end of the concert to celebrate Skyrim’s 10th anniversary tomorrow.
Starfield will release on Nov. 11, 2022, for Xbox and PC. It will also launch on Xbox Game Pass at the same time as at retail. You can also check out a recent video featuring the game’s lore.