Starfield’s New Update Brings A Top-Requested Feature To The Space RPG

An FOV slider is in the house.

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  • Being one of the biggest releases of 2023 thus far, Starfield has launched to reviews lauded with praise for the most part. The game is set in space and features insane replayability content. 
  • The space RPG was launched worldwide on September 6, and since then, Bethesda has pushed out multiple updates for Starfield, thereby supporting it fully post-launch. 
  • The latest patch, titled Starfield update 1.7.36, fulfills the promise of bringing an FOV slider to the game. Bethesda had previously announced that it’s working on other requested features. 

Fulfilling the promise that Bethesda made in the patch notes of update 1.7.29 that it’s working to bring top-requested features to the space RPG, Starfield now has an FOV slider. This is due to the courtesy of the latest update 1.7.29, which brings additional performance and stability improvements to the game side by side. Up until now, this has been Starfield’s third major patch following its launch.  

A new update has been released for Starfield on all platforms. This update includes changes to Settings that allow for players to adjust their FOV as well as some other performance and stability improvements,” reads the blog post, followed by a brief thank you note from the side of the developers. The update should be rolling out to both PC and Xbox Series X|S players.

Starfield Update 1.7.36
Starfield Update 1.7.36

For those not in the know, FOV is shorthand for Field of View, and it’s basically how much you can see of the game world before you at a single time. Increasing the FOV offers more observance while decreasing it limits your view. Having a separate setting for adjusting the FOV is highly preferable, especially in first-person shooters, where having an elevated field of view lets you have a better look at your environment. 

Follow the steps given below to find the newly added FOV slider in Starfield. 

  1. From within the game, hit the pause button on your relevant platform, and go on to access the “Settings” area.
  2. Once you’re in “Settings,” choose the “Accessibility” submenu. 
  3. You’ll now find sliders for “First Person FOV” and “Third Person FOV” right below the “Dialogue Subtitles” option. Adjust these to your preference for the best results. 

Back in September when Bethesda pushed out the first major Starfield update, the developer laid out a post and said that in addition to the current stability and bug fixes released for the title, the top community-requested features, such as native DLSS support, HDR calibration menu, and an FOV slider, are all being worked on. It’s reassuring to see that one of them has made it, and all in a month’s time. 

The FOV Slider Options in Starfield
The FOV Slider in Starfield

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In other news, Todd Howard — the Bethesda front man — has been spreading nothing but positivity about Starfield. Sitting down in an interview with Insomniac Games’ Ted Price, the Bethesda boss expanded on the scale of the space RPG, saying that Starfield is something that people will play for years on end, given that this was exactly the intent behind the creation of the project. 

This is a game and it’s intentionally made to be played for a long time. One of the things we’ve learned from our previous games, from Skyrim, from Fallout, is that people want to play them for a very long time. So Starfield, I would say, was the most intentional, going into it, that this is a game people are going to play for a long time. How do we build it such that it is allowing that in a way that feels natural, and if people have played the game and finished the main quest, you can see that.” 

Starfield was released on September 6, 2023, for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. Those who bought either the Premium or Constellation Editions had access to the title since September 1st. 

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