Starfield has 4 main cities and New Atlantis is the largest city ever created by Bethesda

Starfield will have four major cities for players to explore, including New Atlantis, which is the largest ever created by developer Bethesda.

Speaking to IGN, Bethesda veteran and Starfield director Todd Howard said that New Atlantis, capital of the United Colonies, is not only the biggest in this game, but bigger than anything in Skyrim, Fallout. 4 or one of the developer’s previous games.

Fans got a brief glimpse of New Atlantis during the Starfield gameplay reveal (about six minutes away) on Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. “It has all the services you would expect, and you can work on it on your ship, factions touch on it,” Howard said.

“But it’s also the headquarters of Constellation, which is the faction you join and which is the last group of space explorers – kind of like NASA-meets-Indiana Jones-meets-The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen [group].”

Howard explained that Starfield’s main quest – which he says will be longer than any previous Bethesda game by 30 to 40 hours – will run primarily in partnership with Constellation, and therefore through New Atlantis. The town will feature much more than that, of course, as many side quests will begin and take place there as well. As the capital of the United Colonies faction, it will apparently also serve as the starting point for this questline.

During the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Howard revealed that the game will have over a thousand planets for players to explore, which sounds like so many customization options and space dogfights. a la Star Wars.

Players are also wondering if our own solar system will be a plot point in the game, but Bethesda has at least confirmed some story details through a new trailer, though fans will no doubt continue to parse. and to speculate on Starfield until its final release in 2023. .

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.