New game Starfield is a visual masterpiece (when it comes to onions)

Starfield; render of onions
(Image credit: Bethesda)

New video game Starfield released in early access and last week and has become the year's biggest release for PC and Xbox Series X, but fans have been brutal in their assessment of its 1,000 explorable planets, with some cricitising its visual fidelity… except when it comes to onions.

In a year where we've seen Unreal Engine 5 games raise the bar (read my hands-on with Lords of the Fallen) some players have felt underwhelmed by the graphics in hot new role-playing game Starfield. But some cheeky players have pointed to the rendering of the game's onions as evidence Starfield is setting a new benchmark. 

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.