Starfield gives Skyrim Grandma a tiny cameo

A Starfield ship
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It looks like Starfield has an easter egg referencing Skyrim's beloved grandma.

Earlier today on June 11 saw the huge Starfield Direct finally debut, giving us a deep dive into the inner workings of Bethesda's new game. While explaining the game's space combat systems and features, Bethesda made a reference to one of the more popular figures among their community.

That would be Shirley Curry, also known as the Skyrim Grandma. Curry first shot to fame around the world a few years, simply for being a very old person who plays Skyrim on YouTube, and uploads videos showing her time and journey throughout the vast world of Skyrim.

In today's Starfield Direct, we could see a character only referred to as "Grandma" at one point. This was in space, while Bethesda was busy demonstrating the space-faring features, and we could hear the NPC delightfully hail the player character and check in on them.

This sure makes it seem as though Curry had a very tiny cameo in the Starfield Direct. Don't take this to mean Curry herself is in the final game though - it's more likely an homage by Bethesda to Curry, simply giving the famed streamer some well-deserved lip service after all those years of playthroughs.

Starfield launches later this year on September 6 for PC and Xbox Series X/S. All things considered from the new Starfield Direct, Bethesda's new game is shaping up to be something pretty impressive.

Check out our upcoming Xbox Series X games guide for a look ahead at all the other games coming to Xbox's new-gen console further down the line.

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.