Why Starfield’s color palette should be more vibrant than Fallout 3, New Vegas

Bethesda’s upcoming title starfield has a visual style different from previous series. While The Elder Scrolls draws inspiration from medieval fantasy and Stand out has a unique post-apocalyptic feel, starfield will reportedly have a “NASA punk” aesthetic. According to the developer, NASA punk is a type of visual sci-fi style based on reality, especially when compared to other, more outlandish versions of the genre.

Recent snapshots and trailers for starfield certainly show the creative direction of Bethesda. The buildings, machines and even spaceships are elegant without being too futuristic. Character models in the game are outfitted in regular clothing, space suits, and sometimes a mix of both. However, the gaming environments appear to be under a filter that makes colors appear muted and less vibrant, which could pose a visual issue.


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Fallout 3 and New Vegas filters

The alleged use of filters in starfield is not the first for Bethesda like some older ones Stand out Games make use of it too. Fallout 3 has a filter that gives the Capital Wasteland a greenish tint Fallout: New Vegas has a similar filter that makes the Mojave look yellowish. These tinted filters have been removed failure 4, which was noticeably livelier. Admittedly, the community is divided when it comes to this fallout colored filters. Some loathe how much it affected the game environments, believing the greens and/or yellows were overdone, but others say they made the atmosphere more unique and created the post-apocalyptic vibe.

While sticking to a visual theme is certainly not a problem, problems do arise when different environments become too similar. This is probably the case with Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, where almost everything on the map was affected by a color cast. To a certain extent, it makes the game overly monotonous, making exploration less fun than it could be. Based on recent starfield Trailer, the upcoming title could end up with a similar problem.

Starfield’s visuals and NASA punk aesthetic

starfield is undoubtedly more graphically impressive than both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas – that progress comes with time. However, it seems to have the same type of filter that affects the rest of the game environment. There’s no overbearing green or yellow for the most part, just scenes within Starfields The official gameplay reveal appears with muted colors, as if there were a neutral density filter. This is most evident in the settlement of New Atlantis. Its light blue buildings and urban forests add pops of color, but the vibrancy is held back by the filter.

This seems to fit with the NASA-punk visual style that Bethesda is aiming for, although it probably wouldn’t be wise to implement it on the game’s promised 1,000 planets. starfield is a game that’s reportedly focused on exploration, and visually appealing landscapes are part of the incentive to explore. A visually monotonous journey doesn’t encourage the same way, especially when Bethesda struggles to populate the game’s many planets with interesting elements.

For now, the crux of the matter is that a feature as trivial as a filter over the player’s vision could spoil the overall experience. That’s not to say Bethesda should do away with the filter entirely. Using it in the right places could improve the game’s visuals as long as it isn’t put above all else. Vividness doesn’t have to detract from a game’s realism factor, and players would love to explore green forests or bright blue ice planets. Then again, even if Bethesda falls short, there will no doubt be mods for it and everyone else starfield Mistake.

starfield Releases in 2023 for PC and Xbox Series X/S.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@interreviewed.com.

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