One of the more unique and interesting features of a Bethesda game is the ability to buy a house, so it’s no surprise that many fans are wondering if you’ll be able to do the same in Starfield.

Fortunately, a recent Q&A from two lead developers on Starfield has shed some light on this exact question.

So, can you become a homeowner in space? Not only will fans be pleased with the answer, but they may be surprised at just how many homes you can own!

Can You Buy Houses in Starfield?

Yes, you can purchase at least 4 houses, one in each of the major settlements in Starfield. Additionally, players can unlock at least one house by completing a quest.

This was all confirmed during the Starfield Developer Q&A by Studio Design Director Emil Pagliarulo and Lead Quest Designer Will Shen.

During the Q&A, a fan asked if players could purchase property in the game’s main cities, to which both Shen and Pagliarulo responded with a resounding yes.

The player walking through Akila City in Starfield

Shen mentioned how “there’s housing in different cities that the player can get,” some of which can be bought, and others must be unlocked through side quests.

Pagliarulo then clarified that “there’s at least one that you get specifically for completing… something”, but otherwise, players could buy houses in “all the major cities.”

In terms of major cities in Starfield, so far, we’re aware of New Atlantis, Neon, Akila City, and The Key. This would mean players could purchase at least 4 houses in Starfield.

However, it’s worth noting that The Key is a space station; therefore, it’s more likely you’d purchase a room rather than an entire house.

A shopping centre in New Atlantis in Starfield

For reference, Skyrim lets you purchase 5 houses through its vast fantasy world. Fallout 4 only had 1 house for sale, but compensated by allowing players to customize settlements all across the map.

Starfield does include a base-building feature, which players can use to build bases and resource farms on every planet.

These can be further customized with additional furniture, and you can even assign your companions to work and live there.

You can read a complete transcript of the Developer Q&A here. However, it is worth noting that some of the developer’s answers may constitute minor spoilers for some aspects of Starfield.

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