Rumor: Starfield images may have leaked

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(Image credit: https://imgur.com/a/GSWTkHn)

Starfield is currently Bethesda's priority ahead of The Elder Scrolls 6, but apart from a teaser shown at E3 in 2018 we haven't seen what their sci-fi RPG will actually look like. Now a trio of images have appeared on image-hosting site Imgur (opens in new tab), claiming to be leaked from Starfield. One's an in-game shot of an astronaut who appears to be standing on a space station, another shows a close-up of a UI element from the first screenshot, and the third is a spaceship with some scorch marks and wear and tear.

(Image credit: https://imgur.com/a/GSWTkHn)

They do seem to match the rugged and relatively realistic space frontier vibe we're expecting, and the font on the UI matches that on the "watch teaser" and "sign up" buttons on the Starfield website (opens in new tab). So take these pics with a grain of salt, but they could be legit. Among the rumors currently swirling around is that these images come from a 2018 build of Starfield rather than a current one.

The UI includes a meter measuring oxygen and carbon dioxide, suggesting that there might be some survival elements. There's a gravity meter too. It's not much to go on, honestly. Here's everything we know about Starfield so far (opens in new tab).

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.