Starfield Planets Could Be Divided Into Regions With Invisible Boundaries, Suggests Leak

Lets hope the boundaries are in place for only the tutorial.

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  • Starfield planets will have invisible boundary limits, as implied by a newly leaked image on the Chinese forum site Bahamut. The post said the user walked for about 40 minutes in a straight line to reach it.
  • The planets will be divided into regions and the player can explore each one where the ship was landed. The game may require the user to land the ship in different regions to venture into them. 
  • It is possible that the player was in a tutorial area, and the limit will not apply to the rest of Starfield gameplay. The words of Bethesda’s Pete Hines also suggest that the whole planet is explorable.
  • Bethesda’s new IP is aiming for a release on PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S only on September 6. But players who pre-order the digital edition can play from Sep 1. 

Many fans are excited about a slew of Starfield features that have either been confirmed or surfaced, but a recent leak on the Chinese forum site Bahamut has raised the eyebrows of gamers. It suggests that players might be limited in traversing the huge expanses of Starfield planets by foot.

The leaked image showcases the invisible boundary. || Image Source: The Chinese forum site Gamer.

The post on the forum explained that it took the player around 40 minutes of walking in a straight line from the ship to reach the invisible boundary. Furthermore, it is currently quite unclear whether it is a tutorial area or the rest of Starfield gameplay. We also suggest taking the leak with a grain of salt.

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It seems like the planets will be divided into different regions or boundaries. The player can explore each region where the ship was landed, and traveling the ship to the other region could be the way to explore the different boundaries.

However, the official statement from Bethesda’s Pete Hines appears to contradict the new leak. He stated that players can fully explore Starfield planets without any limits. 

Additionally, a recent Q&A held by the devs has confirmed a myriad of enticing features for the title, such as player housing, jail system, character info, and more. In other words, you can enjoy the vast stretches of planets, including Pluto, on many platforms in a single save without issues.

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Microsoft’s flagship entry is aiming for a release on PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S only. It will run at a locked 30 FPS on consoles after coming out but will have the expected 60 FPS on PC. We can soon venture into Starfield on Sep 6, 2023, with the global launch, as confirmed in the release date reveal trailer. However, you can delve into the title even earlier on Sep 1 by pre-ordering the digital premium edition for early access.

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