Exploring the Possibilities Behind Starfield’s Unexpected Dip in Reviews
The recent news about Starfield’s lackluster reviews has surprised many fans of the much-anticipated game from developer Bethesda. While some have speculated that the game was rushed to market and didn’t quite live up to the hype, many fans are still hopeful that the game can live up to its initial promises. In order to explore the possible reasons for the dip in reviews, it’s important to look at the game’s development process and the performance of first-party titles on similar platforms.
The process for developing Starfield began over ten years ago. It’s well-known that the game was a labor of love for the development team, and due to the complexity of the game, it’s not unusual for its development to take longer than that of other Bethesda games. Reports indicate that while the game was in production for over a decade, the actual development period was only about five years.
Additionally, there are reports that the game was initially developed for the Xbox 360 and PC, but had to be adapted for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms once those consoles became available. And while the game may have been rushed to those platforms, it is unclear if it had a direct effect on the game’s performance and reviews.
Another factor that may have impacted the reviews of Starfield is the performance of first-party titles on other platforms. Reviews for games like Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls IV have been positive, though they haven’t managed to make the same impact as Starfield. For instance, Elder Scrolls IV was released several years earlier and had the benefit of being released to a crowd that had already built up hype for the franchise due to previous titles.
Ultimately, only time will tell if Starfield can live up to the hype surrounding its release date. While some fans may have been disappointed with the game’s reviews, it’s important to remember that it took a long time to develop and is still a work in progress. With the right amount of time and effort, Starfield may still end up living up to the expectations its fans had.