Starfield: silhouette of the player walking past a giant mech,

Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC may be coming soon – will you play it?

What about shattering our expectations?

Following its promises of substantial updates and improvements coming to Starfield in 2024, Bethesda has overall been suspiciously quiet on this front. The promised updates are, indeed, dropping in, but there’s been absolutely no news about the announced Shattered Space DLC. Until now, that is.

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As it currently stands, virtually nothing is known about Starfield: Shattered Space, short of the fact that it’s supposed to be coming… eventually. As this DLC is included as part of the game’s Premium Edition, we do know that the DLC will be the first of presumably at least several to come out, and with the latest development on Starfield‘s Steam database something may be afoot. As per SteamDB’s records, a mysterious new “Unknown App” was added to the listing just a few days back, and it very well could be Shattered Space.

Starfield: a beautiful screenshot showing the waterfront in New Atlantis.
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Starfield: Shattered Space could be on the horizon

If Bethesda is getting ready to reveal a new content pack for Starfield, the DLC is guaranteed to be Shattered Space. Further, now that this “Unknown App” has been added to the database, the odds are that there may be a reveal coming in relatively short order. We do recommend keeping a pinch of salt handy just in case, however, as it also entirely possible that this is not a new DLC, but something else entirely. Like, for example, the upcoming Creation Kit modding software development toolkit.

The notion that the mysterious Unknown App might be Creation Kit 2 itself is potentially corroborated by an earlier development, where the Starfield community came across a strange series of SteamDB entries citing the addition of “ct_beta_verifiedcreator” entries. This may suggest that Bethesda is currently conducting a closed beta test of Creation Kit 2, and that it, too, may be pending release in the somewhat near future.

It’d be particularly bombastic, of course, if Shattered Space and Creation Kit 2 were to release in parallel. This would up the ante in two meaningful ways, both adding a roster of official new content to Starfield via a new expansion pack and allowing the community to finally go wild with its modding spree.

Granted, it’s not like modders haven’t already been doing some impressive things with Starfield, even without Creation Kit out and about. Starfield: Royal Galaxy, for example, is a phenomenally expansive and comprehensive mod suite that changes virtually everything about the game, with plans to deliver even more meaningful changes down the line. The sky’s the limit, as it were, and given that this is a game about space exploration, Bethesda would be remiss not to leverage its modding community as quickly as possible.


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