Starfield planets will have size limit

Starfield planets will have size limit

Eager to play Starfield, the new sci-fi game from Bethesda? If so, you should already be aware of the various leaks of the game recently. Among them, we learned that the game will not offer unlimited exploration on its planets. Instead, each planet will have an area bounded in cells.

Starfield uses the Creation Engine 2, which is an evolution of the same engine that Bethesda used in its previous games. If you've played any of them, you'll know that they're divided into similarly sized cells. So it's no surprise that Starfield also has this limitation.

However, that doesn't mean you can't have fun exploring the planets. Starfield's cells are quite large, and it takes about 10 minutes to run through them. In addition, you can land and take off from the same place, and visit other areas of the planet.

In summary, Starfield allows you to land anywhere, but not that you explore everything without restrictions. When you reach the edge of the map, you must return to the ship and land in another of the planet's cells to explore a different area.

This goes against what Pete Hines, Bethesda's head of publishing, has said in the past. When a user asked if he could explore the entire planet, he replied that “yes, if you wish. Walk, brave explorer.”