A recent leak of Starfield gameplay appears to have unveiled a fresh feature for a Bethesda RPG: ledge-grabbing.
On August 29, new leaked Starfield gameplay emerged. The footage was documented on Reddit and apparently demonstrates that players can now grasp and climb over ledges within the game world while using the third-person perspective.
At first glance, this might seem like a minor and unimportant detail, but it marks the inaugural introduction of this element in a Bethesda RPG. In titles like Skyrim and Fallout 4, successfully clearing a ledge required your character’s entire body to clear it, or else you’d collide with the ledge and tumble downward.
The short gameplay snippet received a positive reception on Reddit. Users find it somewhat difficult to believe that the leaked content is truly from a Bethesda game, as it’s described as “quick, responsive, and fluid.” Nevertheless, the intention behind this compliment might be a bit ambiguous when directed at Bethesda themselves.
This development adds to the extensive series of leaks related to Starfield. Insights into gameplay initially started surfacing earlier this month. In a separate incident, an individual who was accused of pilfering Starfield copies and attempting to sell them is now facing potential imprisonment (reported by IGN). It’s rare to witness such pre-launch turmoil surrounding a game.
However, there’s positive news for Bethesda: Starfield recently secured the top-selling position on Steam, surpassing the grip of Baldur’s Gate 3. Bethesda’s new game is poised to launch imminently through the Starfield early access system on September 1, followed by the full release the subsequent week on September 6.