According to Xbox Boss, 'Starfield' could be more popular than 'Skyrim.
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According to Xbox Boss, ‘Starfield’ could be more popular than ‘Skyrim.

According to Xbox Boss, 'Starfield' could be more popular than 'Skyrim.
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According to Xbox Boss, ‘Starfield’ could be more popular than ‘Skyrim.

So Bethesda’s space-themed RPG is certainly exciting. Starfield will launch on 11 November. It’s been confirmed that will have cats in the game. Space cats. This is all you need to know.

The Xbox boss Phil Spencer clearly believes that the game will succeed, even though he hasn’t said if it’s due to the space cats. He spoke with Stephen Totilo, Axios reporter (and published via Tweet), and revealed that Starfield is his goal to make Skyrim even more important than Skyrim.

“I love the Forza HTML5 and Halo statistics. […] He said that he loves how many people played Psychonauts2 vs. Psychonauts1. “So, when Todd and I talk about Starfield it’s: “How can we ensure that this is the most-played Todd Howard video ever?”

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This is a huge goal. In 2016, Todd Howard stated that Skyrim sold more than 30 million copies. Since then, there have been many re-releases on other platforms which has no doubt helped sales even further. Starfield is giving PlayStation a complete miss – currently, it’s only available for Xbox Series X/S or PC.

What is Spencer’s strategy to make the game even more successful? He said, “As platforms, I believe we have a lot of things to do with that.” The title’s quality is the most important thing. […] But I believe that the individual games will succeed. Can we make them more accessible than ever before? Because I believe in interactive entertainment’s social impact.

A leak from Reddit last year shows that Starfield will have “dozens” distinct planets to explore. The majority of these will be larger than the entire Skyrim world. It sounds like the game will be much bigger on a scale, but it is not clear if this will translate into player numbers.

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According to Xbox Boss, ‘Starfield’ could be more popular than ‘Skyrim.
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