Starfield Bugs Defended by Bethesda Executive

Because bugs causes chaos and they love it.

Bethesda Head of Global Publishing Pete Hines has defended the Starfield bugs claiming “we embrace chaos.”

Various games developed by Bethesda are legendarily known for their open world RPGs, but with its numerous bugs that have now become their charms. It seems the upcoming video game Starfield has its own set of issues, but the developer has something to say about that.

Hines told GamesIndustry making a small, cleaner game is always an option for the studio, but they chose to push the limits of what’s possible. They just accept that it might just destroy itself as a result.

“We embrace chaos,” Hines said. “We could make a safer, less buggy, less risky game if we wanted to. But what we try to lean into is player freedom.

“Yes, there’s going to be some little things here and there where your companion might stand a little too close to you sometimes. Yet the freedom you get, and the things that happen because of that, we absolutely love and embrace.

“Of course there are bugs. But does it take away from your experience? Or do you have a consistent, fun game that you just can’t stop playing and experimenting with?”

Starfield now available via Early Acess. Official launch is on September 6, 2023 on PC and Xbox Series X/S.