Emotions accompanying Sunday's presentation of Starfield are slowly settling down. Although Bethesda revealed a lot of information about its highly anticipated RPG, there are still a few unexplained questions about the upcoming title. One of them is the alleged assistance of id Software on the project. This is because recent rumors suggested that the creators of, among others, Doom Eternal had made changes to the combat system in Starfield.
Editors of IGN therefore took the opportunity to ask about the veracity of the rumors during an interview with Bethesda Game Studios head Todd Howard. The legendary producer and game developer admitted that id Software had indeed helped with Starfield, but only when it came to the issue of graphics.
"[...] in the case of Fallout 4 they [the developers at id Software - ed. note] gave us some hints on how to deal with the combat system. In the case of Starfield we changed the combat ourselves, and we really feel great [about it - ed. note]. But id helped us more with the graphical side of the game," Howard revealed.
The developer added that id Software helped Bethesda to transfer some interesting features from id Tech to Creation Engine 2..
"It's all about motion blur. This makes the game seem smoother. In addition, there were a few other things that they use in id Tech that we wanted to port to Creation Engine 2. So they helped us do that and that's great."
Interestingly, Howard came very close to revealing what id Software is working on now, but to our misfortune he held back in time.. Nevertheless, it looks like it will be something spectacular.
"I'm a big fan of their work. Being able to get an early look at what they're doing next... I don't want to talk about it, but it's just...," he concluded mysteriously.
Id Software's most recent productions were the aforementioned Doom Eternal, which was released in 2020, and the final version of Quake Champions from 2022. Since then, there was no new information about the studio's activities.
However, returning to Starfield, Bethesda's RPG is heading to PC and Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles. The release will take place on September 6, this year. The game will also be available on Game Pass, both on PC and Xbox consoles.