Morphologis Raves About the Steam Beta Update’s Changes

Todd Howard and Starfield Ship Interior Decoration
Credit: Credit: Custom Image by Mark Andre Yapching; Todd Howard and Starfield Ship Interior Decoration; Source: Bethesda License: fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes


Todd Howard and Starfield Ship Interior Decoration
Credit: Credit: Custom Image by Mark Andre Yapching; Todd Howard and Starfield Ship Interior Decoration; Source: Bethesda License: fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes

The new update, Update 1.11.33, for Starfield, is deep into its second week of Steam Beta testing. Morphologis dives into the latest patch and shows us what he thinks are the best features to look forward to on May 15.

Todd Howard himself broke the news early this month about Starfield’s newest patch, Update 1.11.33, during an interview with Kinda Funny Games. The Bethesda executive initially said that we could expect city maps and new features for ship decorating, but it turns out there are various other changes that were unannounced.

YouTuber Morphologis jumps into the Steam Beta platform to see what good stuff he thinks is worth looking forward to on May 15, when the update becomes available to both PC and Xbox Series S and X.

The 9-minute video touches on four major changes: Dialogue Camera, Ship Interior Decorating, new Map features, and Customized Difficulty.

As for the Dialogue Camera, Morphologis is thankful that he can now toggle the camera between third-person and first-person views. The YouTuber found it odd how the system previously zooms in on an NPC’s face when the player approaches them and starts a conversation, which results in bad framing most of the time.

Morphologis also found the Customizable Difficulty settings to be critical to making the game as close as possible to the player’s definition of immersive. He notes that, in the base game, his choice of equipment didn’t affect his combat capabilities or survivability at all, but the in-depth tweaks this new feature brings could finally put that and other factors into play during gunfights.

The video said the Ship Interior Decorating feature is similar to the Outpost interior decoration feature except for the addition of exclusive furnishings. However, there is a catch, as he also found that you don’t have any furniture or fixtures pre-packaged when purchasing blank ship parts.

Instead, you’d have to craft every individual feature you’d like to add to your ship’s interiors.

Lastly, while he considers the new maps a significant improvement to user experience, Morphologis also finds that showing all of the POIs near the player removes some of the sense of mystery that could make planetary exploration worthwhile.

Like the rest of us, Morpholis expressed his eagerness for the land vehicle that Starfield developers had previewed in a Bethesda update video. There are no details available yet except for that brief peek, but we might able to see more during the upcoming Xbox Showcase next month.

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