Bethesda released a brand new trailer for Starfield today. The protagonist of the video is the graphic project manager at Bethesda Game Studios, Istvan Peli, who introduced us to the first companion to support the player in the space RPG: Vasco.
Vasco is identified as one of the companions that the development team likes the most. This is a Constellation explorer robot that went through several changes during development, as evidenced by some of the pre-production sketches shown in the trailer. It is a heavy, functional industrial robot that is not afraid of the harsh environment of space travel.
At the heart of the design, Peli says, is a standard type-A bipedal frame, allowing it to traverse rough terrain while carrying all the supplies and survival materials needed for long land journeys. The video shows his backpack and some carrying accessories, as well as his weapons, which can come in handy when you need to defend yourself from an attack. However, his nature remains mostly peaceful. The colors are Constellation Red and White, but the model shown in the video shows some dents.
Vasco has already appeared with a small cameo in a video about the universe created by Bethesda, but now we finally know more about this satellite, whose name is a clear reference to the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Bethesda itself is no stranger to introducing companion robots into its games: most recently it’s Codsworth, the butler robot that can be hired in Fallout 4.
Starfield launches November 11, 2022 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. Like all other games from Microsoft, it will be released on the first day on Xbox Game Pass, which means it could attract more players than any other Bethesda game before, despite not being released on PlayStation.