Starfield's character creator sounds hugely diverse

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Starfield has an overhauled character creation system that sounds seriously detailed.

Earlier today at the Starfield Direct, we got a little preview of how the character creation system is going to function in the final game. Bethesda touted its capture scanning feature, saying that they'd scanned tonnes of people, from all different ages and ethnicities, into Starfield to better improve the character creator.

As a result, this gives you a far better level of control and detail in Starfield when generating your own character. In fact, Starfield will actually have 40 presets for characters when you go to create your own character for the very first time, and it sounds like each of them will be pretty distinctive.

What's more, Starfield's NPCs will be overhauled because of this detailed character creation system. It turns out every character is pretty much built with the same foundations and tools, so you'll be able to recreate any NPC you see out in Starfield's world right in the character creator.

Starfield's character creation system sounds like it'll be a more diverse end product, thanks in large part to the sheer number of people Bethesda has scanned in, and this seems to be a big positive for diversity and representation. We're honestly very intrigued as to just how many real-life people Bethesda has actually scanned in to create Starfield's character creation system and NPCs.

You can check out our Xbox Games Showcase 2023 guide for a look at all the major announcements that happened in the hour prior to the Starfield Direct hitting the airwaves.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.