Starfield has a planet where you get high on fish
Bethesda Game Studios has released a tiny bit of information on Starfield, its sci-fi action RPG. It offers glimpses into three worlds players can explore when the game launches next January. One of those places is Neon, a type of Space Amsterdam where visitors can get totally wasted on fish.
Neon is a “pleasure town” that was built on a huge fishing facility. It is home to a species of psychotropic fish that produces a naturally occurring drug called Aurora. Because Aurora is only legal in Neon, it is the top spring break destination for astronauts who want to be affected by mind-altering fish sauce. Neon also offers other legal pleasures.
Another less dependent on a fish-based drug industry is New Atlantis in the United Colonies, a metro “melting pot” with residents from every race, creed, and ethnicity. Starfield design Director Emil Pagliarulo describes New Atlantis as “a true reflection the future of our planet.”
Pagliarulo states in the video that “the city itself is home a variety people, but all of them have one thing in common: they believe in the sanctity and individuality of personal freedom.” Akila’s residents believe in walls because they protect Akila against the deadly Ashta. Pagliarulo describes this life form as “alien predators” that look like a cross between a Wolf and a Velociraptor.
Bethesda fans were able to see Akila, New Atlantis and Neon in the behind-the-scenes video for Starfield, which was released in June 2021 at E3 2021. We’ve only seen the concept art and a trailer for the cinematic in-engine teaser, so we have much more to see about Starfield…