Starfield devs say fans are wrong for thinking the game is boring

In a year that has brought us so many fantastic video games, it says it all that even the likes of Starfield struggled somewhat to stand out amongst the crowd after years of waiting for its release.

In fact, this year has been so stacked that Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG failed to gain a Game of the Year nomination at The Game Awards next month. That being said, there are plenty of other video game award events, other than Geoff Keighley’s show such as the BAFTAs, so it’s not the be-all and end-all.

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That being said, Starfield is still a fantastic game that feels very much like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout in space. So if that sounds like your cup of tea, Starfield is worth checking out, if you haven’t already. Yet despite the fun to be had, yesterday, we reported that a Reddit user changed one simple setting that made Starfield feel like a different game. However, if you’re not having fun with Starfield, it seems that someone at Bethesda isn’t too happy about it.

As reported by VG247, Bethesda is apparently telling fans if they think the game is boring, then they’re playing Starfield wrong. In particular, it seems that Bethesda is responding to some negative Steam user reviews.

“Bethesda is responding to negative Starfield reviews on Steam. Absolutely bizarre if you ask me and despite media attention this hasn’t stopped, the last response is from today,” tweeted JuiceHead33.

“Specifically, this is coming from Bethesda Customer Support, the same team to ask banned Fallout 76 players to write an essay to get unbanned (until media picked it up and they stopped),” they also claimed in a follow-up tweet.

In one Steam user review, a criticism made by UptownMermaid was related to Starfield’s loading time to which Bethesda_FalcoYamaoka replied: “Just consider the amount of data for the expansive gameplay that is procedurally generated to load flawlessly in under three seconds. We believe that shortcomings will not hinder our players from getting lost in the world we created.”

Another Steam user dared to call Starfield boring and Bethesda_FalcoYamaoka replied: “If you feel that things are getting boring, there is so much more to do than just the main mission! There are many side missions where you can learn more about the people and story of Starfield. You can take time to explore various planets for resources and items.”

This Steam user believes that Starfield can feel soulless due to some of its empty planets, and yes, you’ve guessed it, Bethesda_FalcoYamaoka was at hand to reply once more. “We are sorry that you do not like landing on different planets and are finding many of them empty. The intention of Starfield’s exploration is to evoke a feeling of smallness in players and make you feel overwhelmed,” they said.

To be fair to Bethesda_FalcoYamaoka, many of the points made in the replies are just, albeit very copy-and-paste. However, it comes across as a bit petty and is not a great look for Bethesda and judging by the community responses in the Steam thread, users aren’t too impressed either.

Starfield is out now on PC and Xbox Series X|S. It’s also available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers at no extra cost.

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