Here’s your first look at Starfield’s big expansion

2024-06-09 13:19


A screenshot of the Starfield: Shattered Space expansion.
Image: Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda’s sci-fi universe is about to get bigger. Bethesda has finally unveiled Shattered Space, the first major expansion for Starfield, which comes nearly a year after the open-world RPG debuted. Based on the first trailer, it has a much darker tone than the main Starfield campaign. No release date was revealed, but it’s coming sometime in 2024.

Here’s the official premise:

A mysterious power stirs in the city of Dazra on House Va’ruun’s hidden homeworld. Investigate a frightening cosmic threat, explore a new planet, and find unique weapons, spacesuits, and gear in this all-new adventure.

Additionally, Bethesda announced a new update was coming to the game today, with new gear and bounties, as well as the addition of “creations,” which is another word for official mod support. Players can now discover and play new content from Creators and Bethesda Game Studios directly in-game through the Creations menu,” the studio explains.

Starfield was particularly notable as a rare new franchise from Bethesda, which is primarily known for the likes of Fallout (which was just turned into a hit show on Prime Video) and The Elder Scrolls (which has a sequel in development). Since it launched last August, Starfield has received a number of updates, but Shattered Space will be the first new story content for the game.