Bethesda unveils plans for Starfield’s first expansion: Shattered Space and more

Bethesda is making big changes to Starfield in 2024, focusing on improving promised features and adding new gameplay options before the release of the first expansion, Shattered Space.

The End of the Year post reveals that Starfield has had the biggest launch in Bethesda’s history, attracting 13 million players since September.

Official mod support is on the way, with Bethesda releasing Creations in early 2024, featuring a Creation Kit and exporter. The DLC is expected next year and will bring new story content, locations, and gear. While details about Shattered Space and potential revelations about the Starborn are scarce, fans will have to wait and see how it all comes together.


It’s coming up on the end of the year, and we want to thank all our players for joining us for the incredible launch of Starfield.
With 13 million players since September, this has been the biggest launch in our history. Your support of this new adventure has meant everything to us.
You’ve been very busy out there in space for the past few months, and we want to share some fascinating stats about what you’ve been up to. Altogether, you’ve visited nearly 2 billion planets, which is anastronomicalnumber! Check out the full infographic below for even more info on everything from your favorite powers to the most lethal enemies, and more.
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But we’re not just here to say goodbye to 2023. We’ve been hard at work on everything coming to Starfield in 2024. While we’re not ready to go into all the details just yet, here’s a glimpse at some of the things we’re cooking up.
First, we’re targeting updates roughly every six weeks starting in February. These updates will include everything from quality-of-life improvements to content and feature updates. Join our Steam Beta branch to be the first to try these updates as they begin rolling out.
We’ve been reading all your feedback and are excited to start launching these new features.

We’ll be adding new ways to travel and you’ll now be able to access city maps while exploring the major cities. For those of you who love ship building, we’ll also be expanding on ship customization with ship decorations, new ship building options, and more.

We’re also excited to be adding all new Gameplay options. With these new settings you’ll be able to alter your gameplay to allow for an easier or more challenging experience that will expand beyond our normal “Difficulty” setting. These will allow you to easily customize carry capacity, cargo access distance, ship damage, vendor credits, how you suffer afflictions, new survival mechanics, and more.
Next, official mod support will be coming to Starfield with the launch of Creations. Beginning early next year, Starfield will be getting its own exporter and you’ll have access to a new Creation Kit. Modding has always been an enormous part of our games, with incredible community-made content constantly bringing fresh new experiences. With the scale and systems in Starfield, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!
And lastly, the team is hard at work on the development of Shattered Space, our first major expansion coming next year. You’ll have new story content, new locations, new gear, and much more. We can’t wait to share more with you next year.
Thank you so much for all the amazing feedback and please keep it coming. We do read it all, and it guides us in what you really want to see in the game going forward. For the latest on Starfield, make sure to join Constellation and get exclusive access to our Constellation Discord.
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Thanks again for making 2023 an unbelievable year for all of us. May you have a great rest of the year and we’ll see you in 2024. For all, into the Starfield.