The development of Starfield, the anticipated upcoming sci-fi RPG from Bethesda Game Studios, is reportedly being assisted by DOOM developer id Software. The game was recently rated Mature by the ESRB for its violence, drug use and post-sex dialogue, building up more anticipation before its release this September. According to a new rumour, id Software apparently stepped in during Starfield‘s development to help Bethesda with the game’s combat and shooting.
Starfield debuted its first gameplay footage last year to a mostly mixed reception. Many praised Bethesda’s ambitious attempts to feature over 1000 explorable planets in its massive open-universe sandbox but criticism was aimed at the game’s seemingly mediocre combat. Taking this to heart, Bethesda Game Studios apparently employed the help of id Software last August to help with improving the combat.
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Firstly, the rumour originates from 4chan so take everything said here with a mountain of salt. The leaker claims:
“id Software worked with Bethesda to overhaul combat in Starfield, joined the project in August last year. I have extremely close ties to an individual at iD Software who reported this to me. Combat is in a situation far better than it was during last year’s Xbox showcase.”
id Software is a studio under Bethesda that needs no introduction. The developer has a long history in the gaming industry and previously released the revamped DOOM games which were praised for their combat and excellent shooting mechanics above all. If the rumour is accurate then fans can at least rest well knowing a capable developer is helping to overhaul Starfield‘s combat.
As for when we can see these supposed improvements in action, Bethesda is hosting a Starfield Direct straight after the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase set to take place on 11 June.
Starfield releases on 6 September 2023 for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: 4chan (via Tech4Gamers)