E3 coming up next week.

So far, I’ve heard baseless rumors about Cyberpunk 2077 and Mass Effect: Andromeda. And, of course, the not-baseless rumor about the new Assassin’s Creed title. And as for Bethesda, well: have a really messed-up rumor, fresh and hot:

“[Starfield] is going to be a sci-fi open world RPG in typical Bethesda first person fashion. It’s going to feature 5-10 races there’s still some debate on what should and shouldn’t go in and takes place in the Fallout universe just so far in the future and far away from Earth that it’ll only be mentioned in hints. This is part of an ongoing planned interconnected universe of every Bethesda franchise. They gave hints of this by implying the Brotherhood of Steel created Nirnroot in Fallout 4. They’re getting a little wacky with the lore and using “Elder Scrolls time wounds” to justify lore inconsistencies.

“Basically, Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.

Yeeaah I’m not buying that one, although I didn’t notice the Brotherhood of Steel/Nirnroot Easter Egg until it got pointed out to me. Then again, it’s a video game franchise, not literature. They can be wacky as they like.


  • Belcatar says:

    You had me at “Sci-Fi open-world RPG.”

  • Luke says:

    It’s not my favorite world-building conceit, but Terry Brooks proved that it can be a heck of a lot of fun.
    Bethesda is doing an open world science fiction game?
    I’m in.
    Really, additional information is unnecessary.

  • junior says:

    The only way I can even imagine that working is if they claimed that the Elder Scrolls setting was somewhat akin to the one used in the old Might and Magic games. i.e. the various worlds were all colonies that had suffered technological regression.

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