Ever since Starfield, the next game from Bethesda Game Studios was revealed, the team have been teasing the game with concept art blog posts detailing how the game is being developed. Now, the devs are talking about what went into establishing the overall aesthetic for the game. This comes from an opportunity to win signed Starfield art.
We’re excited to share the creation of A Journey Through Space by phenomenal artist Mike Butkus.
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) February 17, 2022
A new video features artist Mike Buthus working on Starfield’s “Journey Through Space” art. In order to receive your own high-quality print version, all you have to do is become a member of the Constellation group by March 31, 2022. The Constellation group is among the first to receive news and updates about the game. Once the deadline has passed, two members will be select at random. The winners will receive an exclusive high-quality print signed by Mike Butkus and Game Director Todd Howard.
Talking about the vision Bethesda Game Studios has for Starfield, Lead Artist Istvan Pely said ” early on in this project when we were trying to establish the overall aesthetic of this game, we sort of coined the term ‘NASA-Punk to describe a sci-fi universe that’s a little more grounded and relatable. We wanted a very realistic take. You can draw a line from current-day space technology and extrapolate from there into the future so it’s believable and relatable.”
“What’s really interesting is how much we all latched onto that concept,” Lead Animator Rick Vicens added. “When you said NASA-Punk, the Art team could instantly take those two words and make them work. It was just the perfect term for our art direction and keeping everyone in same flow and working with a consistent style. For me, it just clicked. At the start of the project, I think that term was critical for us.”
Starfield is currently slated to release exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on November 11, 2022. The game will also be available to play day one with Xbox Game Pass.