Bethesda unveils Into the Starfield vlog that showcases in-game factions
Bethesda released a new Starfield developer vlog that features a roundtable discussion about the game. The trailer is called Into the Starfield and focuses on the larger ambitions of the game. It also contains a good overview of a few features.
The Starfield offers dynamic faction options.
Dynamic factions would be the summary of the new Into the Starfield vlog trailer. There are many large factions in the game’s universe. We have seen four factions so far.
- United Colonies
- Freestar Collective
- Ryujin Industries
- Crimson Fleet
Each of these factions in Starfield represents different themes that you would expect from a Sci-Fi Fantasy. The United Colonies is the first on the list. It is like the Star Wars old republic with a group of planets under the control of a republic. This republic acts as a major power and source of stability in space.
There is also the Freestar collective. These are frontier colonists who set up camp on new worlds. It draws its inspiration from the frontiers of the U.S., where the space cowboy fantasy thrives among these forgotten farers.
Ryujin Industries, a space-faring technologist/production faction, is a good choice if you like hype conglomerates. You will be treated as an employee and get to experience the daily lives of the workers at the outer edges of space.
The Crimson Fleet is last but not least. The Crimson Fleet is the Starfield rogues. Although most RPGs won’t allow you to play the bad guy in any way, the trailer for Into the Starfield revealed that we could be the Crimson Fleet. Those who wish to become space vagabonds may join the fleet. We were also informed that we could infiltrate the faction and become an undercover cop and vice versa.
Finally, there was commentary about the companion side to RPGs. A robot called VASCO was featured in the Into the Starfield trailer. It asks you how you can help it. This is perhaps the first glimpse at the gameplay aspect of the game. You and your robot ship friends will plan your activities in space.