Bethesda's latest upcoming RPG, Starfield, will feature twice as much voiced dialogue as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which could make it one of the biggest and most in-depth RPG's we've seen from Todd Howard's studio to date.
For those not familiar, the game is similar in style to Fallout and The Elder Scrolls but will be set in space. According to Todd Howard, it'll feature more than 150,000 lines of voiced dialogue from various NPCs and characters, double the 60,000 lines in Skyrim.
Todd Howards appeared on stream to announce that Starfield will have a complete Japanese localization (just like Redfall) and mentioned that the game has over 150,000 lines of dialogue apparently #TGS2021— Nibel (@Nibellion) September 30, 2021
(Fallout 4 had 111,000 lines, Skyrim 60,000) pic.twitter.com/0PzvVtojyj
While it's not a direct measure of how good the game may or may not be, it does give us an indication that we may be returning to more complex dialogue branches. Games have been steady including more and more voiced lines in recent years, though.
While more does not always mean better, it's at least a sign that Starfield is going to be a hugely ambitious project for Bethesda, and will be at least as big as, if not more so, than previous RPG's we've seen from the studio. The game is set to release in November of 2022.