no game allows you to land “manually” on a planet
@Angmar89: I wasn’t in a dream or a utopia, I was just referring to Elite Dangerous, certainly you do not know or maybe never played. Game that I have been playing for many years, and whose origin dates back to 1984 (I played it in 3D wireframe for the time!) and has undergone enormous evolutions on different media in nearly 4 decades. Elite Dangerous has set the bar so high for its aficionados that we can’t help but make comparisons with other games coming out on the space universe (not to mention its rich graphics and playable in 4K/60FPS).
For example the articles speak for Starfield of a lifespan of 40 hours for 1000 explorable planets, whereas with ED the universe contains more than 400 billion systems (count by multiplying the number of planets that can contain nothing but ‘1 single system) knowing that it is not a procedural map like in No Man’s Sky but a gigantic, defined, and finite universe, common to the PC / XBOX / SONY ecosystems. To date, the global community on ED has only discovered about 0.05% of the galaxy…
A comment I wrote a few months ago on the subject: https://www.xboxygen.com/News/40020-Elite-Dangerous-Odyssey-the-versions-Xbox-and-PlayStation-are-cancelled
Anyway to return to realism, piloting (and not only that) is a total pleasure in Elite Dangerous, and the manual landing phases on the ground of planets, on terrestrial bases, or orbital bases are a treat. Never has a game allowed you to feel such a feeling of realism and freedom. The notions of playing time, the phases of exploration, give us the impression of being infinitely small and sometimes with a soothing loneliness that cannot be explained, in this spatial immensity, in flight, just as when walking on unknown planets. Obviously the time of play and progression is not done in a few tens of hours, but rather in thousands of hours. Knowing that it is a game that continues to live constantly in real time H24 at the level of trade, geopolitics, conflicts, particular events… and sharing of Internet users on their discoveries.
Sorry I digress, taken by passion and emotions.
it’s because people have completely unrealistic expectations!!
I am not one of the people to whom “we sell dreams”. I have a concrete reasoning, for proofs above. There is absolutely nothing unrealistic!!
Now, in no way am I saying that Starfield won’t be good, it will just be different from what I expect (just personal opinion).