Starfield has a photo mode

(Image credit: Bethesda)

Starfield's photo mode was quietly confirmed as part of the gameplay demonstration in today's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.

During the opening minutes of the footage, when the player takes out a scanning device to examine a root, a bit of UI at the bottom of the screen includes a prompt for photo mode.

You can see for yourself at the 2:48 mark in the video above. Fans are already eating it up.

We do not see the photo mode in action, but even confirmation of its inclusion is notable, as it will be the first single-player Bethesda Games Studio game to have the option. Fallout 76 does have a photo mode with the options you'd expect, including character poses and a variety of lighting and camera options. It's likely we'll see many of the same options in Starfield.

There was plenty more in the Starfield gameplay reveal, of course. We got to see how you can build and fly your own spaceships. The character creator promises to be Bethesda's "most flexible yet." We also got a sense of the game's scale, with 1,000 planets to explore. And, of course, it wouldn't be a Bethesda game without a lockpicking minigame.

For everything announced at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, we've got you covered.

Even without a real E3 2022, the E3 2022 schedule is still packed, so you can follow those links to stay current on everything that's happening throughout the weekend. Check out our Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase live coverage for all of today's big announcements, too.

Dustin Bailey
Staff Writer

Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.