Starfield’s much anticipated launch is just around the corner and there are tons of debates on the game’s features. The latest one is about the Starfield economy. The fans though have been expressing concern about the game’s economy after a Reddit user discovered the prices of spaceships and that of a sandwich. A post by user Mr_Twiddles revealed that a Fleet Ranger spaceship costs around 19,054 in-game credits while a patty melt sandwich costs 295. This means that a well-equipped spaceship could cost the same as 64 of these glorified sandwiches.
A broken economy can ruin immersion for sure, but if delicious sandwiches are to be blamed Bethesda has another thing coming. Many fans, of course, see the funny side of this. “You’re looking at it wrong. It’s not that 64 patty melts gets you a spaceship, it’s that a spaceship gets you 64 patty melts”, said one user while another hinted at the prospects of being a chef in the game.
Will Starfield economy be as busted as this?
Some users also pointed out the possibility of this being just some classic Reddit shenanigans especially based on the name of the ship. Still Starfield Direct did reveal the prices of various crafts and they confirm the seemingly broken economics.
Having unrealistic economics is not uncommon in Bethesda games. The Elder Scrolls series has tons of such economic shortcomings which raises a lot of questions on life in Tamriel. Skyrim in particular has some whacky economy. For starters, the resale value of the franchise’s most precious item ‘The Elder Scroll’ is going to baffle economists. Then there is the whacky economy of the Fallout franchise which relies solely on bottle caps which can also be used as ammo and shrapnel for mines.
With Starfield though, there is no reason to be alarmed, yet. These prices and numbers are from the game’s testing phase. The Starfield Direct showcase, while almost indicative of the final product, is still intended to demonstrate the game’s graphics and various mechanics. Any values and transactions shown could vary vastly when the game actually releases.