Starfield Having No Ground Vehicles Was Designed by Choice

No vehicles means more exploration!

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Bethesda discusses its decision to not add ground vehicles in the popular video game Starfield.

Players have been going through their playthroughs in Starfield and everyone quickly noticed when exploring planets, they are forced to go on foot or via jetpack. They are not able to drive a ground vehicle to make it easier to explore areas. It turns out there is a reason for that.

Bethesda’s Todd Howard revealed that this is by design because it makes for a more authored experience.

“It’s something we consider,” Howard told Bloomberg in an interview. “Once you do vehicles it does change the gameplay. By focusing once you land on your ship that you’re foot, it lets us really for the players make it an experience where we know how fast they’re seeing things.

“And in one sense, you do have a vehicle. You have your spaceship, you can go around space. On the surface you have a jetpack you can upgrade which is super fun.”

Starfield is now available on PC and Xbox Series X/S.