Starfield is less than a month away but those looking to get a taste of its universe already can read up on its history.
Bethesda has shared a canonical timeline of events on Starfield’s website, revealing the most important moments from humanity first reaching Mars to the events of the game in 2330.
Starfield’s version of humanity first reached Mars in 2050 and were living in space 50 years later, though didn’t get busy again until 2156 when they arrived in Alpha Centauri, a system 4.37 light years away from Earth.
Year 2050 – 2160
— Starfield (@StarfieldGame) August 14, 2023
Some of the entries are fairly robust, offering valuable lore to those looking to really delve into Bethesda’s sci-fi adventure.
The 2194 entry, for example, reads: “The United Colonies positions the star station called the Clinic in orbit around Deepala in the Narion system. The unaffiliated peoples of the Narion system see this as a UC attempt to expand their borders and demand the UC remove the Clinic. When the UC refuses, the people of Narion vote to join the Freestar Collective, who mobilise to protect the system in 2195.”
Fans will have to wait until Starfield’s launch on September 6 to uncover the rest of the story, of course, though fans are already trying to piece together as much as they can about the game.
Starfield is perhaps the most anticipated video game release in recent memory and has therefore captured the attention of fans in some wild and wonderful ways. Virtual sandwiches got people talking about it being locked at 30 frames per second, for example, while an ESRB rating revealed drugs, in-game purchases, and jetpack sex.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.