The players’ character in Starfield is simply a stoic individual who only says something through text dialogue to which an NPC companion verbally replies. However, that was not the case in the beginning, as revealed by a veteran voice actor.
According to voice actor Elias Toufexis on X, he and Cissy Jones were initially to provide the male and female voices of the main characters, respectively.
However, the development team decided to forgo giving the main characters any voice in the middle of the project. This was after the two voice talents had spent months rehearsing and recording the lines for the unnamed explorer.
“Games NEVER do this,” the voice emphasized in his X post. “Once you’re out, you’re out.”
Expressing his gratitude, Toufexis said he would never say no to an opportunity to work with Bethesda because of what they did.
“Top tier respect,” his X post ended.
The voice actor’s post attracted considerable attention. X user Tree Herder asked if the material the two talents have been working on until February this year included stuff for downloadable content or DLC.
Toufexis denied any DLC content, saying all that material was already in the game. Ian Miles Cheong suggested that Bethesda release the player voices as optional DLCs.
Toufexis and Jones are only two of the amazing voice actors that Bethesda brought on board for its biggest RPG yet. This ensemble includes veteran Wes Johnson, who provided the voice for HopeTech CEO Bob Hope and previously voiced various NPCs in the Elder Scrolls franchise.
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