The first Starfield companion "Vasco" has been revealed in a new short video detailing its capabilities, weaponry, and design.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware of Starfield -- this is the next big game from Bethesda Game Studios and its first truly original IP to debut in quite some time. First revealed at E3 2018, we've been learning about little bits and pieces of the game -- and now a new video has launched to reveal the very first companion that you can take on your journey.
What We Know About the Starfield Companion Vasco
As you can see in the above video, the Starfield companion Vasco is an oddly-proportioned robot that hides a surprising range of capabilities under his chassis. The above video tells us some new information about this bot, but there's still a lot we don't know.
Vasco is based on a "standard, Type A bipedal chassis" according to an explanation from Starfield Lead Artist Istvan Pely. However, he has some aftermarket parts added on for his work with Constellation. A backpack, wing, and some kind of mining pick or climbing axe are affixed to his chassis. He also appears to have the capability to convert his right forearm into a weapon if needed.
Vasco was originally a robot built by Lunar Robotics and it appears to have been equipped for combat. He was subsequently retrofitted for exploration duties with Constellation. It's clear that Vasco has been in service for some time based on the weathering on its chassis.
Interestingly, it looks like Vasco was first revealed during the first episode of Into the Starfield back in November 2021 -- he's the robot underneath the ship using what looks like some kind of welding tool. It's unclear if this was a thematic touch or if it will be one of his in-game capabilities.
This wasn't the only new information revealed lately, either. What appears to be some images from an early build were leaked on Reddit (via VGC) a few days ago. That said, it was so long ago that we can't even be certain if these elements will actually be in the game.
This companion also has a voice and a personality based on what we've seen, so there might be some story elements to explore here, too. We'll find out more when Starfield releases later this year. For now, you can learn more about Bethesda's next big game by checking out its official website.