Starfield is not going to be a multiplayer game, let’s just say that upfront. Bethsoft’s expertise is in single-player RPGs, if you ask me, and I can understand wanting to stick to what you’re good at. With apologies to Fallout 76 fans, that game is probably the best example I can think of for why staying in your lane isn’t a bad thing. And I don’t personally need every game to be multiplayer or an MMO or an MMORPG; not only am I sick of everything under the sun being a monetizable “service,” I also just need some solo time in my gaming.
However, there are going to be people agitating for multiplayer. I know this because the effort from fans to cobble together multiplayer functionality in other Bethsoft titles – especially Skyrim – has always been tremendous. Heck, the demand was so powerful that we got a whole MMO out of the franchise. So I can’t help but wish multiplayer functionality were at least being built in to the base game, even if it isn’t some sort of always-online mess. I don’t want the basics to fall on the shoulders of modders every time.
What do you think – should Bethsoft add optional multiplayer to Starfield?