Internet Pokes Fun at Starfield and No Man’s Sky Similarities

It has been almost a week since we got our first look at Starfield, the epic space RPG from Bethesda. This is a title that would have been at the top of my 22 Most Anticipated Xbox Games of 2022 list had it not been delayed. Starfield will be an Xbox console exclusive, also launching on PC in the first half of 2023. As the title is an Xbox first-party game since the acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft, Starfield will also be launching on Game Pass on day one.

To close out the show at Xbox Bethesda Game Showcase on June 12th, Starfield got a fifteen-minute gameplay reveal. With over 1000 planets, many of which are procedurally generated, the game has been drawing comparisons to No Man’s Sky. This has led to numerous tweets, memes, and graphics to poke fun at the topic.

https://twitter.com/Yamextraordinar/status/1536053866378174466?s=20&t=_2XqCKHl7bv7kqXOwJAabw

There were even Sean Murray sightings!

Could this be the next big social media trend:

PC Gamer also got in on the action.

No Man’s Sky was not the only game drawing comparisons to Starfield.

Despite the jokes, the framerate and graphics quality of the gameplay demo was a seriously hot topic on the internet.

Specifically, the scenes showing close-ups of NPCs got a lot of criticism

https://twitter.com/Saltiest_Gaming/status/1536056939322277888?s=20&t=dkb2ixXUEem45XrOof_M3g

From the interview during the Xbox Bethesda Showcase Extended on June 14th, we learned that there will not be seamless travel when landing on and taking off from planets. This caused a lot of stir online.

Even an indie game developer got in on the fun.

https://twitter.com/Livio3d/status/1537087235970965505?s=20&t=_2XqCKHl7bv7kqXOwJAabw

And if that was not bad enough for the Xbox subsidiary, fans have been comparing Starfield to older games.

https://twitter.com/PS5only/status/1536085516533350403?s=20&t=_2XqCKHl7bv7kqXOwJAabw

People were even talking about the trees

The HipHopGamer from radio station Hot 97 in New York City had some thoughts on the matter.

And after a shaky launch for Fallout 76 in 2018 some fans are worried.

But some at least could look at the lighter side of it all.

https://twitter.com/OhNoItsAlexx/status/1537443855720583172?s=20&t=b_D36tUKLHWkRLBUEyJZDA

And other game journalists got in on the fun.

There was also a lot of love for Starfield.

https://twitter.com/VGHumour/status/1536219754020720640?s=20&t=b_D36tUKLHWkRLBUEyJZDA
https://twitter.com/infrarogue89/status/1537058441780310017?s=20&t=b_D36tUKLHWkRLBUEyJZDA

Digital Foundry called it a “next-gen spectacle”.

https://twitter.com/digitalfoundry/status/1537797209248346115?s=20&t=CR0PVNG5vKNlRzvRzD3WgQ

In the end, we should remember this we are just getting our first look at Starfield. The game will not be coming out until the first half of 2023, so take this tweets advice.

The truth of the matter is that people will be talking about Starfield for years, even after launch. This is just the beginning and expect Bethesda to reveal a lot more of the game in the coming months.

Watch the Starfield Gameplay Reveal:

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