From what Bethesda has revealed up to now, there are 4 key Starfield cities we’ll be visiting within the upcoming outer house RPG. As we are able to count on based mostly on Bethesda’s previous video games, cities are hubs where we’ll decide up quests, store, and encounter massive elements of the story; discovering and returning to every of them will doubtless drive a lot of the game’s narrative. Every one has a definite type, and a few are intently tied to a particular Starfield faction that you will encounter all through the game.

There can be lots to find by yourself at launch, however we now have you coated on a breakdown of each recognized Starfield location and main metropolis in anticipation of the 2023 house journey.

What are the most important places in Starfield? 

New Atlantis

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New Atlantis is the hyper-military, fashionable capital metropolis where the United Colonies has arrange camp on the planet Jemison within the Alpha Centauri system. Todd Howard mentioned New Atlantis “is not only the most important on this game” however greater than something in Skyrim, Fallout 4, or any of the developer’s earlier video games.

Design director Emil Pagliarulo says that “New Atlantis is a real reflection of the way forward for our world,” attributable to its numerous collective of residents. It options gargantuan, warped skyscrapers, seedy navy and political officers, and a complete lot of flying automobiles. I’d love to go to right here if it was actual. (Not stay there perpetually, simply go to.) There’s a strict navy presence although, and from latest gameplay it appears to be like like all arrival and departing house ports can be closely guarded by United Colonies forces. Make certain to place all blaster fluids in a type of little plastic baggage beneath 100 mL or they will throw out your complete weapon. 

Akila Metropolis

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That is the house of the Freestar Collective, one other one in all Starfield’s principal factions. Bethesda describes it as a “free confederation of three distinct star programs,” where their values lay in individualism. It is being offered as a various place, where individuals of various backgrounds unite beneath one widespread purpose: to be house cowboys. 

This planet is house to additional terrestrial hunters referred to as the Ashta, which Bethesda says are a cross between a wolf and a velociraptor. In case you resolve to take residence in Akila Metropolis, don’t be concerned—there is a wall to hold you protected from the creatures. In case you look intently at Akila Metropolis’s entrance gates, it says “est. 2167 by Solomon Coe,” placing its founding a complete 163 years earlier than the current day of Starfield’s story in 2330.


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This suspended, aquatic spectacle is a “pleasure metropolis” referred to as Neon. Xenofresh Company employees felt an urge to arrange a dock and catch fish (who would not), and constructed a space-dock in the midst of a big physique of water. Surprisingly, they caught a fish with mind-bending psychedelics, and so they determined to supply that as a substitute of simply catching fish. A few of these Neon-exclusive critters produce substances that may be refined right into a drug referred to as “Aurora,” that has restricted legality throughout the celebrities. It feels like a planet to get extraordinarily foolish on. 

What number of cities are in Starfield? 

Starfield would be the house of 4 main cities, together with New Atlantis metropolis, the biggest metropolis in Bethesda historical past. Sure, greater than something Skyrim and Fallout have ever seen. The 2 different recognized cities are Akila and Neon.

The fourth metropolis remains to be unknown, but it surely appears truthful to guess that it is perhaps wherever the Crimson Fleet pirates or Ryujin Industries name house. The Freestar Collective and United Colonies each have houses on this checklist of main cities, and though Neon was created by the Xenofresh Corp it definitely suits with the cybercorp really feel we would count on from Ryujin. Maybe the fourth and ultimate metropolis could have an area pirate vibe to spherical out the group.

How massive is Starfield? 

Bethesda has teased that Starfield’s world can be colossal. The June gameplay preview revealed that there can be over 100 photo voltaic programs and over 1000 planets. Whereas there are 4 principal cities, there can be extra communities and outposts to discover in your house journey.