To kick off the Starfield Direct today, Todd Howard reconfirmed there would be over 1,000 worlds for players to explore.
He further noted how it "wasn't until now" that Bethesda has had the technology to be able do this - allowing landscape, people, and creatures to fill the entire universe.
"This time it's not just one world, it's over 1,000 worlds...We realistically simulate the galaxy around you."
Later on in the Direct, it was mentioned how the planets in Starfield are procedurally generated, but the hand-crafted content comes as players explore each location.
Howard originally revealed in June last year how Starfield would feature "over 1,000 planets" - noting at the time how he couldn't wait to see what players discovered.