“We’re excited to introduce you to one of our favourite companions in the game, Constellation’s very own expeditionary robot Vasco,” Starfield lead artist Istvan Pely says in the video below.
“As an early model built by Lunar Robotics, Vasco was refurbished to meet the requirements of Constellation’s mission. He’s a utilitarian heavy industrial machine well suited to the rigours of space travel.
Starfield: Meet Vasco
“Vasco’s design is based on a standard Type A bipedal chassis capable of traversing rough terrain with all the survival gear and payload capacity needed for extended overland journeys.
“Vasco does have defensive capabilities should the need arise, but his primary role is peaceful.”
Into the Starfield: Made for Wanderers
In a Starfield developer diary released last month, Bethesda said it has put a lot of effort into making sure players are aware of how other characters perceive them.
“That’s probably my favourite part,” said Pely. “Like when you’re exploring and then your companion makes some comment off the cuff about something that you’re checking out or something that just happened. That just feels so perfect for immersion. It’s just so believable, you think it’s a real person.”
Bethesda parent company Xbox will reportedly hold its regular E3-style Xbox games showcase in June.