In Bethesda’s upcoming RPG, Starfield, players will be able to customize their characters to the fullest, including being able to select pronouns.
“Really excited about what the team has done with character creation here,” said Bethesda creative director Todd Howard. “Including choosing background, skills, etc. You also can pick your pronoun (he, she, they) and we’ve recorded all the relevant dialogue to support that choice.”
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In a Reddit AMA, Howard sat down to answer some questions about Starfield. This was his answer to a Redditor who asked if the game’s character creation will be more complex like how it is in the Elder Scrolls games like Morrowind or Oblivian. It looks like Bethesda is being as inclusive as it can with Starfield and letting people express themselves the way they want.
Elsewhere in the AMA, some Redditors joked that the info should be written down so that it can be compared to what the final product has when it launches. “Let’s see if we get cyberpunked”, said one Redditor, referencing the backlash and drama surrounding Cyberpunk 2077’s controversial launch.
Howard also confirmed that Starfield will have full mod support, just like in past Bethesda RPGs.
Starfield is Bethesda’s next big game and will launch on PC and Xbox Series X|S on November 11, 2022. After that, Elder Scrolls 6 is next, which Bethesda said it had to push back in order to create Starfield. Thankfully, Bethesda is committed to creating more single-player games.
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