As you may have heard, Starfield features over 1,000 planets to explore. Here’s a complete list of every world in the game and what to expect when you land on them.
Just kidding. Instead, we’re going to highlight a few of the major cities and memorable locations you’ll be able to venture to across the Settled Systems.
Cydonia, Mars, Sol System
In Starfield’s universe, the Red Planet is now home to the largest mining colony run by the United Colonies, Cydonia. The city is largely subterranean, carved out of rock to protect against the inhospitable Martian environment. Given its history and function, the vibe here is very much industrial.
New Atlantis, Jemison, Alpha Centauri System
The first major human settlement outside of our solar system, the capital of the United Colonies, and the home of Constellation, New Atlantis is gleaming, glass-paned futurism at its finest. It’s also the largest in-game settlement Bethesda has ever built, both in sheer size and in amount of detail.
Akila City, Akila, Cheyenne System
The independent-minded Freestar Collective made its capital in Akila City, which has the feel of a frontier town, complete with saloons, gun-slinging rangers, and so, so much dust. The entire city is also enclosed by a protective wall to keep out deadly creatures known as the Ashta, which Bethesda has described as a cross between a wolf and a velociraptor. Cuddly!
Neon, Volii Alpha, Volii System
Originally a fishing platform on the watery planet of Volii Alpha, Neon has since reinvented itself as a pleasure destination with little in the way of rules. Hey, every sci-fi universe needs a wretched hive of scum and villainy, right? And as you can probably guess from the name, there’s a heavy cyberpunk influence here as well.
Earth, Sol System
Yes, Bethesda has confirmed that we’ll be able to visit Earth and find out what’s happened to humanity’s home planet. Judging by the shot we’ve seen of a dusty, desolate desert surrounding what sure looks to be the St. Louis Gateway Arch, we’re assuming it won’t be a happy ending.