Redditors Show Appreciation for Starfield's New Dialogue Camera

Player talks with Trackers Alliance Agent in Starfield
Credit: Credit: Custom image by Mark Andre Yapching; Player talks with Trackers Alliance Agent Source: Bethesda License: fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes


Player talks with Trackers Alliance Agent in Starfield
Credit: Credit: Custom image by Mark Andre Yapching; Player talks with Trackers Alliance Agent Source: Bethesda License: fair use for promotional, commentary and news purposes

Starfield is due to get its biggest update so far, coming out to all platforms tomorrow, May 15. Todd Howard teased this update during an interview two weeks ago, saying that they'll be bringing city maps and new ship-building features to Starfield.

In addition to those changes, this update also introduces the option to prevent the camera from automatically shifting to a zoomed-in view when speaking to NPCs.

Beta testers have already found this new camera view to their liking, as evidenced in a thread posted by user JarusinTheStars on the subreddit NoSodiumStarfield.

In the thread, the player shared a video attributed to the user Majestic_Koala567 showing off their game sticking to the default third-person view when talking to non-playable characters or NPCs instead of switching to the first-person view the game previously treats as default for dialogues.

“I've been hooked on this new camera view, and I'm completely rediscovering the game,” the Reddit user exclaimed.

JarusinTheStars explained that the new camera angle is not the default but an option that all players can set for their game once the new update rolls out tomorrow. Specifically, all the player needs to do is open their options in Starfield, go to the Accessibility menu, and select Dialogue Camera.

Upon closer inspection, however, the new camera angle does not allow the player to move around while talking to an NPC. Instead, unlike the dialogue camera in Fallout 4, they can only move their heads.

This also differentiates it from the Disable Dialogue Camera mod for Starfield, which was released on Nexus Mods in November. This mod also replaces the instant camera zoom with a first-person perspective that simply shows the NPC standing before the player’s character instead of zooming in.

While Bethesda has not yet revealed an official release date for the Creation Kit, which Todd Howard previously promised for early 2024, the studio confirmed that they’ll release the Shattered Space expansion in the fall. It’s also expected to announce an exact release date during the Xbox Showcase in June.

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