Starfield at Bethesda E3 2017? Fans are finding it hard to believe
As rumours go, there’s a lot to be said about a grain of truth being found.
Many are sometimes faked but based on existing reports to give them some kind of credibility.
Others are sometimes proven to be true but out-of-date, meaning that they don’t stack up as they should.
But this latest rumour from an online source could be the most controversial and hard to believe yet for fans.
Starfield is a new IP from Bethesda that will reportedly be announced at E3 2017.
Not only that but it’s set to be the star of the show.
That’s right, apparently this new space-themed adventure will give players the chance to explore the two different setting on some kind of broken timeline.
The new “leak” comes from a post on 4Chan, which many fans are finding hard to believe.
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The post in Full: “I'm a leaker at Bethesda, and I wanted to lay out their plans for the future for you guys and give you some pre-E3 leaks.
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“Firstly I'm speaking only about Bethesda game studios here, not the publisher.
“There will be a few announcements at E3. One is a new major title from Bethesda themselves as well.
“The two major announcements are Fallout 4 VR and Starfield.
“They are working on Skyrim VR as well, but they aren't sure if they are going to show it yet since they don't want to take the light away from Fallout 4 VR or Starfield.
“Onto Starfield. The game has actually been in conceptual stages since around Fallout 3's release. It went into pre-production officially very low-tier pre-production after Skyrim's Release. After Fallout 4's release, it went into full pre-production, and after all the DLC was out, they sped into full development.
“The game is going to be a sci-fi open world RPG in typical Bethesda first-person fashion. It's going to feature five to 10 races.
“There's still some debate on what should and shouldn't go in and takes place in the Fallout universe just so far in the future and far away from Earth that it'll only be mentioned in hints.
“This is part of an ongoing planned interconnected universe of every Bethesda franchise. They gave hints of this by implying the Brotherhood of Steel created nirnroot in Fallout 4.
“They're getting a little wacky with the lore and using "Elder Scrolls time wounds" to justify lore inconsistencies.
"Basically, Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.
“The game will feature space travel and hub worlds as well as RNG worlds. It's meant to be a test into more sandbox/Minecraft-ish AAA thing but with Bethesda gameplay and still actual designed worlds/quests/etc.
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“They have another Fantasy game of a famous franchise in the works. Game of Thrones and pre-production Elder Scrolls VI and conceptual for Elder Scrolls VII, which is Todd's Magnum Opus.”
If this proved true it would probably be very controversial title among fans, while also providing Bethesda the chance of doing anything they’ve ever wanted in both franchises.
However, as you can expect, fans are having a hard time buying it.
“Basically the whole leak is based on Bethesda pulling some stupid Pixar b******t to try and connect their universes. I'm sorry, but that's the worst move they could make. Connecting all their IPs in one game and making that game canon in the other two worlds? HotS at least has the common sense to admit it's just a fun game that isn't canon.”
Another commented: “Absolutely fake. Fallout and Elder Scrolls aren't the same universe and there isn't going to be a new franchise to "bridge" them. This is just some dude taking the Starfield rumor that's existed for years and making up more shit around it.”
“I'm usually skeptical of anything I see on 4chan, but someone on there did accurately leak the Nintendo Switch reveal lineup recently. The suggestion that Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and a new sci-fi IP are going to be interlinked kinda blows my mind though.
As you can imagine, Bethesda execcs on social media are being bombarded with questions on what will will be announced during E3, although they’ll likely have to wait until the big day to find out.
It’s much more likely that we’ll see a new Wolfenstein project confirmed, as well as something connected to the The Evil Within, Skyrim on Nintendo Switch and Fallout 4 VR.