Starfield is approaching its highly anticipated launch, and players who have early access to Bethesda’s massive RPG game are already exploring the vastness of space. As discussed in our Starfield review, the game excels in many aspects, but it disappoints in one area – its pet system. Unlike Fallout 4’s beloved companion Dogmeat, Starfield lacks any furry companions, leaving players feeling a sense of loneliness in their galactic journey. In this day and age, a dog you can pet has become an essential element of an RPG game.
Observant fans have discovered the reason behind Starfield’s absence of charming animal companions, and it may be the most heart-wrenching gaming news you’ll hear today. While venturing through the game, players may come across a food item called ‘Chocolate Labs.’ What catches attention, aside from the snack’s name, is its description: “Centauri Mills’ chocolates, shaped like an extinct canine called a Labrador Retriever.”
As highlighted by ‘Can You Pet the Dog?’ on Twitter, this description clearly indicates that one breed has become extinct, raising concerns that the entire canine species may be lost forever. It’s disheartening to imagine a universe without dogs, especially when humans exist. Hopefully, we will soon see Starfield mods that introduce companions like Dogmeat or other adorable creatures to the game.
Considering the current popularity of Starfield mods, it wouldn’t be surprising to see such additions in the near future. Until then, we must remain vigilant and keep an eye out for any potential four-legged friends as we explore the vast array of Starfield planets. Bethesda may have some surprises up their sleeve, as hinted by the concept art that showcased pets.
Perhaps one day, we will witness the joy of an adorable dog traversing our spaceships. If you haven’t already, make sure your PC meets the official system requirements for Starfield’s launch. Additionally, you can prepare for the release by familiarizing yourself with the known Starfield cities.
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