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Starfield Player Character Won't Have Voiced Lines

Bethesda Studios promises that Starfield dialogue scenes will be in first-person perspective and main character won't have voiced lines.

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Starfield Player Character Won't Have Voiced Lines

Beginning development for upcoming action role-playing game Starfield back in 2015, a teaser trailer was revealed by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks at E3 2018 press conference, which is currently scheduled to arrive in 2023.

At recent Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 livestream, a new trailer offered a first-look at gameplay and made people excited. Bethesda Game Studios also confirms that Starfield will not feature a voiced protagonist like Fallout 4.


In a follow-up to latest showcase, Bethesda took their social media handles to assure fans that Starfield in-game dialogues will take place in first-person perspective and player character has no voice line, thus responding to fan-concern.

A non-voiced main character will make Starfield very similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim than Fallout 4, as director Todd Howard promised. However, fans are having a mixed reaction to the news by either praising or criticizing such idea.


Many argue that having a voiced protagonist can make it a very immersive RPG experience like Cyberpunk 2077 and Mass Effect. People who want a silent lead suggests it can be a blank slate for any player to create their unique narrative.

Instead of allowing you to build a relatable persona, Bethesda would force you to choose from an existing personality in Fallout 4. Removing voice options for main character actually lets you create a non-generic RPG protagonist after all.


Some fans actually enjoyed controversial Fallout 4 feature of having a player voice throughout their entire gameplay experience. Despite adding no voice acting, players will have access to a character creation section for personalization.

Starfield was delayed to early 2023 alongside upcoming open-world shooter Redfall to release the best version of these games. Bethesda's highly-anticipated RPG is currently set to debut as an exclusive to PC and Xbox Series X/S console.

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