- Starfield player discovers a planet that looks like the Windows XP wallpaper, adding to the game’s visually impressive planets for exploration.
- Selling survey data from planetary exploration is a decent way to earn money in the early game of Starfield, while ship building can drain credits.
- Fans joke about adding Windows XP shutdown sound to the planet as Starfield players eagerly await new content in upcoming patches and DLC.
Thanks to the exploration efforts of one Starfield player, a planet that resembles the iconic Windows XP wallpaper has been discovered in the Settled Systems. Though Starfield was criticized at launch for its over-reliance on procedural generation, it cannot be denied that the underlying system is a technically impressive accomplishment – capable of creating visually impressive planets for players to explore. Worlds in Starfield have different biomes, a wide list of flora and fauna, and even a few unique planetary traits.
While there are more efficient methods of gaining credits in Starfield, selling survey data obtained from planetary exploration is a decent way to earn money in the early game. The true money sink in Starfield revolves around tinkering with the ship builder, a hobby that can easily drain hundreds of thousands of credits from the player’s pocket. Having a better ship makes exploring the more dangerous corners of the Settled Systems easier, and this small feedback loop in Starfield represents one of the game’s biggest strengths.
Starfield Player Finds Impressive Location After 700 Hours in the Game
A veteran Starfield player with hundreds of hours of experience finds a cool location that’s brand new to them and completely unexpected.
A Starfield player named BeatsByDad911 managed to discover an uncanny resemblance between the Windows XP wallpaper and the arid planet of Kumasi VI. This Starfield planet is designed as Level 25 content, and what makes it stand out is its mineral richness. Uranium, Iridium, Caesium, and Iron can all be found on Kumasi VI in abundance. However, from a purely visual standpoint, Kumasi VI’s desert hills are almost a dead ringer for the rolling hills that feature as the default Windows XP wallpaper, making it an interesting option for building an outpost.
The discovery was positively received on the main Starfield subreddit, with fans jokingly suggesting that a Starfield mod should add the Windows XP shut down sound to Kumasi VI upon player death. However, most of the community is eagerly awaiting new Starfield content, which is expected to arrive through its Shattered Space DLC, and upcoming patches.
Exploring the Kumasi System in Starfield
For Starfield players interested in exploring the Kumasi system, it’s important to note that Kumasi VI is only a small part of it. The Kumasi system is located in the north-western part of the Settled Systems, next to Andromas, and just above Cheyenne – where Akila City, the capital of the Freestar Collective, can be found. With nine planets and 19 moons, it is one of the largest systems on Starfield‘s star map. The first three planets support life, with Kumasi II standing out as having a complex ecosystem.
Obtaining resources in Starfield is important for players seeking to upgrade their weapons and research better upgrades, which is where Kumasi II also shines. Starfarers can have their pick of resources from plutonium, uranium, cobalt, platinum, iridium, palladium, and nickel. Though Kumasi VI undoubtedly has the more unique visuals, the rest of the star system has plenty of positives going for it.
- September 6, 2023