Starfield has more dialogue than Skyrim and Fallout 4; 300 actors and Japanese translation


Starfield made a quick appearance during the Xbox event at Tokyo Game Show 2021, not appearing in any new sequels apart from the familiar introductory trailer, but with its own Todd Howard reporting some interesting details, namely the fact that it will be fully translated into Japanese and will have more dialogue than Skyrim and Fallout 4.

In addition to showing some footage taken from the usual E3 2021 presentation trailer, Todd Howard wanted to specify that Starfield offers extended support for Japanese audiences in order to contain athe “full location” for all texts and dialogs.

It’s not clear if this means a Japanese dub, but it likely is, demonstrating how seriously Bethesda takes its desire to propose its new space blockbuster to the Japanese audience. If you have dubs in Brazilian Portuguese, we will certainly appreciate it.

In addition to the translation issue, however, what is particularly interesting is the amount of text on the dialogues: Howard specifically reported that they are “more than 150,000 lines of dialogue”, which makes it a decidedly massive game, at least from a narrative viewpoint of viewing and exchanging with NPCs and others. In this sense, the dubbing includes about 300 actors.

For comparison, as also reported by Nibel on Twitter, Fallout 4 had 111,000 lines of dialog, While The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had about 60,000 lines of dialogue. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily translate into a larger game size, but it’s likely that this will be the case or that in any case there will be more exchanges and interactions with NPCs throughout the game.

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