Starfield fans can't help but compare it to No Man's Sky and Skyrim

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Starfield received a new gameplay trailer today, and some fans have started comparing it to No Man’s Sky and Skyrim. 

Following Starfield and Bethesda boss Todd Howard’s appearances during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase 2022, a new phrase has started trending on Twitter. 'No Man’s Skyrim' began floating around online shortly after it was revealed that Starfield will have more than 100 systems and 1,000 planets and that it’ll contain a No Man's Sky-style scanner.

A number of Twitter users began sharing the phase as an obvious nod to how the latest Starfield trailer gives off major No Man’s Sky and Skyrim vibes. One user tweeted: "Todd Howard really came onstage and revealed No Man's Skyrim." Another tweeted: "One minute Starfield looks like No Man's Skyrim and the other it's just Destiny 3."

In true internet fashion, 'No Man’s Skyrim' has since become a bit of a buzzword to all of those who tuned into the showcase, a phrase that we doubt will be forgotten any time soon. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, as also revealed via a Twitter search was that some people are happy to see Starfield giving off glimmers of the two other action-adventure games. 

If you’re a fan of mini-games in Bethesda titles, there’s some good news as Starfield has a lockpicking minigame. We also found out that Starfield’s character creator will be Bethesda’s "most flexible yet", as shared by Todd Howard during the presentation. Finally, we also found out that Starfield lets you build and fly your own spaceships, which are also customizable. 

Speaking of Skyrim, find out why GamesRadar+'s Josh West hopes that Starfield is more than "Skyrim in space". 

Hope Bellingham
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