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Starfield: Shattered Space — Everything We Know

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Starfield standing in the middle of a ravine.

What is Starfield: Shattered Space?

For players who are familiar with the world of Starfield, there are many aspects of the game's lore that players want to explore. Well, within Starfield: Shattered Space, players will soon be able to do just that. The game will revolve around the mysterious House Va'Ruun. In doing so, players will be able to not only see aspects of the game's universe that have yet to be explored. But they can also learn more about the game's world in the process. This will undoubtedly give the game more narrative depth, which, by some accounts, is sorely needed. With that said, enjoy Starfield: Shattered Space — Everything We Know.

StoryCyberneticist in an armor

As alluded to above, the story of Starfield: Shattered Space is undoubtedly its focus. The House Va'Ruun were, for many players, one of Starfield's more interesting yet unexplored aspects. One of the elements that apparently will receive great focus is the worship of the Great Serpent. This is something that gives the developers at Bethesda plenty of room to experiment. Whether this be with new characters, character tropes, and lore possibilities, it is also confirmed that players will be able to see the great city of Dazra. This city is sure to be a visual marvel.

Tonally, the game seems to take a more sinister turn. This is sure to be a hit with fans, who thought the core story experience could've used with a darker tone as a whole. As is the case with many space epics, players find themselves trying to respond to a distress signal. This serves as the starting action for the expansion. All in all, the story of Starfield: Shattered Space hopes to improve upon its core game's philosophies and introduce new elements that reward the player for picking up the DLC or returning.

GameplayA Ringed Planet in Starfield.

One of Starfield‘s core aspects that received much flack was its core combat experience. The Shattered Space DLC hopes to remedy this issue with new weapons and powers to which players can gain access. The drivable vehicles also hope to break up the monotony of traveling in the game. In addition to this, the game's arsenal is seeing a much-needed upgrade. This will not only serve to incentivize players to return in order to complete the DLC content but also reinvigorate the game's core content.

Another element of the game that receives some much-needed love is the spacesuits. Players will be able to collect new suits to improve their gameplay. The game's more challenging gameplay will also require the player to gather these items for themselves. The game will also include more handcrafted content, something that players have been clamoring for for quite some time. This pathos is going to be applied to many of the DLC elements, which will surely please fans of Bethesda‘s older content.

In terms of its scope, it hopes to add many more elements for players to enjoy. In addition to new systems for them to interact with. This, when coupled with the new narrative focus on the House Va'Ruun is sure to make Starfield Shattered Space feel like a great addition to the game.  Moving through the game's more ancient lore is sure to please many of the game's fans. If you are looking forward to improvements of the gameplay elements of Starfield continue reading about the game's anticipated DLC.

Development

While there is not an abundance of information about the upcoming DLC, we can ascertain many of the elements it hopes to improve. One of these elements is the game's traversal mechanics. These mechanics received ample criticism, as players would have to traverse great distances to accomplish the game's missions. This gives the game a much-needed improvement in pacing. In turn, this will allow players to explore an element of the world that we have not seen explored heavily.

Unfortunately for some players, however, the game's DLC is paid DLC. While this is seemingly justified by the scope of the project, how this will be received has yet to be determined. Also, players will have more social options in the game. This is sure to improve how players interact with the game's world. This is one of the game's criticisms that needs the most attention, arguably. All around, the development for this highly anticipated DLC has players waiting patiently to see what Bethesda has up their sleeves.

Trailer

Starfield: Shattered Space - Official Trailer

In the trailer for the Shattered Space DLC, we can see the game's darker, more macabre tone on display. Players maneuver throughout the hand-crafted environments in a way that seems more weighty, addressing one of the complaints players have had about the game's combat. That is hardly all we see in the trailer, however, as the next scene showcases new enemy designs and more. It appears that weapons are also improving in their variety and usage in the game.

If players wish to learn more about the world of Starfield. It appears they will soon get their chance to do so. In addition to this, players can enjoy custom-made content as well. This not only improves the amount of content in the game but also allows the talented modding community to work their magic. To close, the trailer for Starfield: Shattered Space DLC is promising and showcases the bright future of the title. If you are looking for more information regarding when and how to receive this DLC, read on.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

If the Summer Games Fest 2024 trailer is anything to go by, the release date for Starfield: Shattered Space can only be speculated. As far as the confirmed platforms, only the Xbox Series X|S and the PC are confirmed. As far as editions of the DLC go, it appears that this DLC comes with the premium version of the game. However, it should be noted that it can be purchased separately. This will surely make it easier for players to pick up where they left off or start a bold new adventure.

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Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.