Starfield game leak – With the release of the upcoming Bethesda game coming to a close, it is natural for fans to try to gather up every piece of new info about their long-awaited game. What was unexpected, however, among the leaked contents, a Starfield 40-minute gameplay was somehow leaked.
As of writing, the gameplay footage leaks have seemed to be flagged and taken down by Bethesda. Regardless, there are several interesting new pieces of information that we can learn from the leaks so far.
Starfield start screen leak
One of the early leaks on Starfield was its start screen. Mark Kern, also known as Grummz, made an unpopular comment about how simplistic the start screen for Starfield is and said that a “start screen of a game can reveal a lot about how rushed the team was and how much pride they took in their work.”
The ex-Blizzard developer then continued; “Starfield’s start screen either shows hasty shipping deadlines by a passionate team overworked, or a team that didn’t care.”. Many disagree with what Grummz stated with over 3,000 quotes on the original tweet showing various other examples of ‘too-simplistic’ start screens from other popular games such as Elden Ring and Final Fantasy series debunking his comment.
Starfield invisible wall, spaceships, weapons, and more
A now-deleted post from a Taiwan forum shows plenty of screenshots of what the actual game looks like and among them, it shows that Starfield might feature an invisible wall that limits players. This raises questions for the developer as they once promised that the game would have an unlimited boundary, implying that it will be on a similar scale to No Man’s Sky level of exploration.
This splits the community into half as some believe that the “boundary reached” prompt exists because the said user is only still in the tutorial phase and the game will open up more once players finish the tutorial. Others seem to be less optimistic as older Bethesda games also share similar limitations.
Other than that, however, the leaks also show many other aspects of the game that users can anticipate such as potential ship customisation to an extent where you can build your own ships, various interesting gears and weapons as well as creatures found in other space. The NPC interaction aspect seems to look like another Bethesda game which has its own uniqueness to it.
Starfield 40 Minutes gameplay leak
The most recent leak was a record of someone playing the first 40 minutes of Starfield game leaks and uploading it to YouTube. The small YouTuber under the name DHavenShadow somehow found themselves a physical copy despite Bethesda officially not distributing any press release to other YouTube content creators.
The said gameplay footage has been taken down by YouTube however it shows plenty of early campaigns, cutscenes, and combats which to an extent, can be flagged as spoilers. The latest update from DHavenShadow shows that they might receive a felony charge for sharing the footage which might be why they deleted their YouTube content.
As the official release has come up close, various Bethesda Starfield leaks have spread across the internet for the last couple of days with the most recent one being the 40 minutes of raw game footage. The leaker seems to be facing a felony charge for their action at the moment as not only leaking the footage, but they seem to also have the intention to sell the allegedly stolen copy of the game.
Starfield release date is planned to be on the 1st of September 2023 for early access users and the 6th of September 2023 for normal users. An embargo for press releases by gaming outlets such as IGN is planned to be lifted on 31st August 2023.