Starfield has some very stringent system requirements when it comes to PCs. However, who would’ve thought you could assemble a gaming PC that runs Starfield and fits inside your Chronomark case?
Bethesda’s Senior IT Manager Alex Brandt took that leap of imagination (and technical prowess) and made exactly that using a Raspberry Pi, a pair of batteries, and some custom inserts he had printed.
Don’t just take our word for it. Look at the image below, posted on Starfield’s official X account.
It was not mentioned which Raspberry Pi was used, but it is most likely the Raspberry Pi 4. The Pi 4 is powered by a Broadcom BCM2711, Quad-core Cortex-A72 processor running at 1.8 GHz supported by up to 8GB DDR4 SDRAM.
The image shows an Xbox controller near the gaming rig, so we can assume Brandt connected his console to the Pi 4 through one of the two micro HDMI ports in the mini-computer. The Pi 4 can also decode up to 60 FPS in 4K through its H.265 codec and 1080p via the H.264 codec.
The PC Game Pass X account summarised the assembly as “[j]ust the whole of space casually in a box.”
Starfield is enjoying a very good run since its successful release on September 6. We are not particularly superstitious, but we find it cool that a rare super blue moon appeared on August 31, right before the scheduled start of early access on September 1.
It’s an ominous coincidence, but just as the celestial phenomenon ended, Bethesda announced that Starfield had already hit the 1-million mark in player base.
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