Bethesda shares new concept art and music for long-awaited video game Starfield

Bethesda Game Studios has unveiled new concept art and music for the long-awaited video game Starfield.

And no, sadly there’s still no gameplay.

In the newly released clip, the creators offered meaningful insight into how the theme music of the game was created and how they set the tone for the project.

New concept art highlights a number of new planetary locations and areas to explore in Starfield. (Bethesda)

“(With) everything I’ve worked on at this studio, the music started very early on, as early on as the concept art,” Starfield‘s Audio Director Mark Lampert said.

The video is the third entry in Bethesda’s “Into The Starfield” series, which outlines a new element of the game in each episode.

This time around, the developers have focused on Starfield‘s soundtrack.

Starfield is an open-world video game being created by Microsoft’s Bethesda Software. (Bethesda)

Mr Lampert has been behind the scenes of many iconic Bethesda games, including Fall Out 3. He said one of the first things he started working on when joining Bethesda in 2005 was the main theme for the game.

“At that point, oblivion was already well underway, but as we went on to Fall Out 3 after that, that was one of the first things music-wise – the main theme,” he said.

“The main theme sets the tone for everything else we do in the game. And there’s time throughout the project for that to evolve.”

Starfield is coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11 this year. (Bethesda)

Starfield’s composer Inon Zur, responsible for countless video game soundtracks over the past three decades, says the biggest challenge when scoring a game is “creating the signature”.

“The game is a whole experience and music is part of the whole experience,” he said.

“My wish is that, specifically the music, will be present in a way that is going to magnify the entire experience.”

Scattered throughout the latest video is further concept art for the game. Planets, spaceship interiors – it’s quite the tease.

An orchestra records Starfield’s score, which has been composed by Inon Zur. (Bethesda)

“It is a blank canvas, and a massive playground, and all the pieces are there for you to write your own story,” Mr Lampert said.

“The music has a funny way of playing the right chord changes at the right time, and a lot of that just happens at random.”

The hype is there but gamers are still holding out for some proper gameplay.

Starfield is scheduled to launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11 this year.

If the timeline for one of Bethesda Game Studios last big releases is anything to go by (Fall Out 4 in 2015), we could expect the full gameplay trailer for Starfield in June, five months before the launch of the game.

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