Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

New Starfield Trailer Reveals Major Factions in the Game

Starfield’s new trailer reveals some of the key players we interact with as we travel through the Bethesda galaxy. This includes two factions that once engaged in a bloody war that sounded like a civil war conflict in Skyrim.

Trailer It’s packed with information about Starfield’s universe and its major factions, as well as concept art for its alien world and characters. You can see a few of them in the tweet from @klobrille below.

In Starfield, your character will be a new member of the constellation, a faction that aims to unravel the mysteries of the galaxy. The area of ​​space we explore, known as the Settlement System, begins in our own solar system and extends outward for about 50 light-years toward the Milky Way.

Starfield’s main story takes place in 2330, but an important part of its lore appears to be the Colony War. This is a fierce conflict between two major factions, the United Colony and the Free Star Collective, 20 years ago. Apparently the major factions are currently enjoying uneasy peace, but your interference with their problems could shake their loose foundations. Will UC and Freestar Collective be Starfield’s answer to Skyrim’s Stormcloaks and Imperial Legion? It seems possible.

Among those big players is like many other factions. The trailer’s name checks for a religious cult known as the Zodiac Mercenary, the Crimson Fleet Pirates, and Hausvarrun. Everything sounds like a starting point for a fascinating faction gameplay, so I hope we can play against each other.

In more detail, we’ll explain everything we know about Starfield, the three new places we’ve seen, and how it’s the “Skyrim of the Universe.” Starfield will be released on PC and Xbox Series X / S on November 11, 2022.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment writer.