Actor Wes Johnson Returns for Bethesda’s Starfield

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wes johnson with starfield backdrop

Voice acting is one aspect of gaming that creates an immersive experience, which is vital for games like Starfield. In fact, gamers can recognize one particular voice after spending hours after hours on video games.

For Bethesda’s latest open-world role-playing game, players can recognize one familiar voice: Wes Johnson.

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On Saturday, September 2, Jess Gomez of IGN tweeted a video asking if the voice actor of a non-playable character in Starfield is also the same one who shouts an iconic line spoken by an NPC in The Elder Scrolls IV.

The Starfield character in question is CEO Ron Hope, whom Wes Johnson voices. Johnson sat down for a chat with RMNB and confirmed that he was indeed the one providing Hope’s voice.

Ron Hope is the chief executive officer of HopeTech, an in-game shipbuilding company based in the Settled Systems. It is known for building the Class A ships Dullahan, Thresher and Watchdog.

In the interview, Johnson said it was a fun experience to voice Hope for Starfield. He also describes Hope as “full of bravado” and as somebody who already holds everything “at the tips of his fingers.”

He ended his description at that, stating that Starfield, like any game, has secrets, probably alluding to a non-disclosure agreement with the company.

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Johnson has a long list of credits as a voice actor for Bethesda. His Behind the Voice Actors profile lists him as a voice actor for the characters Hermaeus Mora, Emperor Titus Mede II, and Sheogorath in The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim.

He also has credits in other Bethesda games like the Fallout franchise.

Starfield’s official release is now in full swing. Yesterday, Xbox head Phil Spencer said that the game already has more than 1 million players, a statistic that PlayTracker says might only represent owners of the Premium edition of Starfield and does not include the standard.

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