The recently unveiled end-of-the-year infographic for Starfield has provided fascinating insights into the game’s vast universe and the player base’s experiences within it. Notably, the infographic revealed that the average player has dedicated an impressive 40 hours exploring the intricacies of Starfield’s expansive world. This statistic becomes even more remarkable considering Starfield’s availability on Xbox Game Pass, enabling a substantial player base to access the game without additional costs, allowing players to leisurely immerse themselves in the experience.
With a staggering 13 million users delving into the depths of Starfield, the total playtime accumulated stands at a staggering 22.2 million days spent within the game. Notably, the detailed ship-building mode alone accounted for 26 million hours of gameplay, emphasizing its popularity among players seeking creative expression.
The exploration aspect of Starfield shines through, as players collectively visited a staggering 1.9 billion planets, with one player contributing an astounding 1,912 planets to that tally. However, amidst this exploration, encounters with dangerous entities resulted in significant in-game casualties, with the Ashta being responsible for over 1.7 million player deaths and the Ecliptic faction leading to more than 12.2 million player fatalities.
Looking ahead, Bethesda’s plans for Starfield in 2024 include updates introducing new difficulty options and survival mechanics, reminiscent of the acclaimed survival mode from Fallout 4. These options will allow players to fine-tune ship damage, carry capacity, cargo access distance, affliction damage, and more, enriching the gameplay experience with added challenges and customization.
Additionally, the much-anticipated story expansion titled “Shattered Space” is set to enrich Starfield further. Although details about the expansion’s narrative remain under wraps, players can anticipate new locations, gear, and substantial content, promising an exciting addition to the Starfield universe in 2024. While the exact release date remains undisclosed, Bethesda has confirmed that Shattered Space will expand upon the game’s lore and offer new adventures for eager players.