Starfield aliens

Leaving behind the nuclear earth and fantasy lands, many are wondering if Starfield aliens are floating around in Bethesda’s upcoming adventure.

With Bethesda finally reaching out into the depths of space, many of us are hoping to lay our eyes on some Starfield aliens. Through the Elder Scrolls and Fallout, we’ve met plenty of human characters – and a few mutants to boot – so it’s exciting to think what the iconic RPG developer could bring to the table with alien lifeforms. So exciting, in fact, we’ve put together this guide for everything we know about any in-game alien life so far.

For the latest on when you can finally get your hands on this epic RPG, check out our guides to the Starfield release date, Starfield trailer, Starfield showcase, and Starfield collector’s edition. Or, to figure out the humans of this universe, see our Starfield factions and Starfield NPC list.

Are there any Starfield aliens?

Unfortunately, we’ve seen little to suggest intelligent Starfield aliens in Bethesda’s foray into space-bound science fiction. I say intelligent as it seems there are plenty of monstrous-looking Starfield creatures in the gameplay footage we’ve seen so far, but these look more like the equivalent of earth’s animals. What we’re really looking for is something we can talk to, trade with, and quite possibly loot.

Still, the lack of evidence so far doesn’t mean we can’t still hope for Starfield aliens. It does seem like a bit of an open goal for Bethesda, but we do know from previous experience that the developer likes to concentrate on its human characters. There is some hope, with Todd Howard stating “there is a way we approach it” when asked about Starfield aliens in 2021, but the mystery there is keeping us guessing.

Screenshot of some Starfield aliens, though they look more like dinosaurs than intelligent beings

Can I play as an alien in Starfield?

As much as we all want to be able to live our science fiction fantasies, it doesn’t look like you can play as an alien in Starfield. The game’s core premise focuses on the future of humanity, so it does seem a little counterintuitive to play as an alien species. Still, there’s always a possibility that Bethesda might surprise us, and we’ll be back to update this guide if we hear anything about possible aliens in the Settled System.

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