Starfield will include an expanded character creator that will open up new ways for players to express their gender fluidity. In addition, the game’s dialogue will also change depending on what pronouns you choose for your playable character. In a recent Reddit AMA, Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard shared new details on the Starfield character creator and the new pronouns the studio has included in the game.
According to Howard, when gamers create their Starfield character, they can choose from a range of skills, backgrounds and looks. The biggest new feature is gender pronouns. Players can also choose pronouns such as he, she, they and the entire Starfield dialogue will change to support this choice.
While Howard didn’t go into detail on these changes, we can only guess what they are. In certain circumstances where the player is referred to directly, perhaps voice dialogue and even text will change depending on the original pronoun choice in Starfield. NPCs might refer to your character as “he did, she did, or they did” to accommodate your choice.
While Starfield is not the first game to implement this system, Forza Horizon 5 also has an option for pronouns, it will be interesting to see how the dialogue changes depending on these choices. It would also mean that Bethesda Game Studios will have to record three times the number of voice lines in certain situations to accommodate the different options available.
Starfield is set to launch in a year from now on 11 November 2022 for Xbox Series X/S and PC. Howard recently confirmed that the game will also support mods just like all past Bethesda Game Studio titles. Find out more about the mod support here and catch up on the most recent planet and faction reveals while you’re at it.