Bethesda’s upcoming space-themed RPG Starfield will allow players to pick their own preferred pronouns — among other exciting new features, developer Todd Howard revealed.
In a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” thread, Starfield’s creative director Todd Howard talked about the studio’s plans for the upcoming game, promising full modding support and extensive character creation options.
“Really excited about what the team has done with character creation here. Including choosing background, skills, etc. You also can pick your pronoun (he, she, they) and we’ve recorded all the relevant dialogue to support that choice,” said Howard.
Asked if Bethesda had any plans to raise the bar on role-playing games, just as Skyrim did a decade ago, Howard said that he would prefer to keep the game under wraps until the studio shows it off next summer.
“We prefer to just show it, which should be next summer,” confirmed Howard. “We’re happy with the advancements we’ve been able to make, some of which you can see in the trailer shot in-game.”
Howard said that Bethesda plans to continue its long-running tradition of supporting community-made modifications with Starfield rather than locking the game up. The revelation that Bethesda plans to offer modding support suggests that Starfield, like Skyrim and Fallout 4, will come with a Creation Kit.
“Our plan it have full mod support like our previous games,” said Howard. “Our modding community has been with us for 20 years. We love what they do and hope to see more make a career out of it.”
Additionally, the developer confirmed that players will be able to select how other characters refer to them. Unlike previous games, which defaulted to “he” and “she” pronouns based on the player’s gender selection, Starfield will also offer “they” pronouns.