A new video from Bethesda has offered a closer look at VASCO, the first Starfield companion to be revealed.
VASCO is an expeditionary robot in the service of Constellation, which is denoted by his white and red paintwork. Based on a bipedal chassis, VASCO was designed to aid in extended overland journeys, and comes equipped with components to aid in the carrying of survival gear and payloads.
Starfield’s lead artist, Istvan Pely, says that VASCO is a peaceful robot, but “does have defensive capabiulities should the need arise”. The concept art shown in the video suggests Vasco’s right arm houses some kind of rifle, and a square box on his should could perhaps be some kind of launcher.
Pely descirbes VASCO as a “reliable companion that an intrepid explorer like yourself can depend on,” and “a utillitarian, heavy industrial machine well suited to the rigors of space travel.”
For more from Starfield, be sure to take a look at the multiple factions that you will be able to join, how it will update an old Oblivion dialogue mechanic, and some fantastic concept art.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.
Source: IGN Video Games All