Starfield Skip Cutscenes & Dialogue

If you want to know how to skip cutscenes and dialogue in Starfield, or whether you can do so at all, you’re not the only one. Presumably remembering the arduous beginnings of games like Fallout 4 and Skyrim, people want to know whether they can get to the action quicker. And, of course, whether they can skip through dialogue so that they don’t have to listen to everything NPCs have to say. Well, let’s get into it!

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Starfield Skip Cutscenes & Dialogue

Skip Cutscenes and Dialogue in Starfield

At time of writing, we don’t know for certain whether you’ll be able to skip cutscenes and dialogue in Starfield, because the game isn’t out yet. We’ll be sure to update the guide with more info as soon as we have it. For now, we are going to engage in some educated guesswork. Based on previous Bethesda games, I’m going to say you’ll probably be able to speed up dialogue by hitting a certain button. No RPG I’ve ever played has made me sit through the entirety of a voice line, and I doubt Starfield is going to change that. It’d be just plain silly. As for the cutscenes, things are murkier. Based on Skyrim, I’m going to assume that the initial cutscene will be entirely unskippable. They’ll probably want you to sit through the whole thing, though I’m sure mods will take care of it.

Another thing on the topic of how to skip cutscenes and dialogue in Starfield are the landing and takeoff cinematics. You know, whenever you land on or leave a planet. I guarantee you won’t be able to skip those, because they are definitely hidden loading screens. Keep in mind, everything in this game is massive. Most planets are made up of huge, randomly generated squares of land. That needs time to load. Then, when you takeoff, Starfield has to load all that space and other celestial bodies in the vicinity and whatnot. So, I am a hundred percent confident that those will be unskippable. As for cutscenes once you’re in the game, we simply don’t know at the moment. You’ll probably be able to quit those, but we can’t say for certain.

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