Bethesda Exec Responds To 'Unprofessional' Criticism Of Starfield's Menu Screen

Believe it or not, there are a few lucky people out there who already have access to Starfield ahead of its release in September, and therefore a few leaks have already appeared in the wild - including the game's menu screen.

This screen has actually been generating a lot of debate over the weekend on social media, where some have had unfavourable things to say about it. One tweet in particular — from former World of Warcraft, Diablo 2 and Starcraft dev Mark Kern — prompted a response from Bethesda's head of publishing, Pete Hines.

Here's a look at the interaction:

"Pete Hines: Or they designed what they wanted and that’s been our menu for years and was one of the first things we settled on. Having an opinion is one thing. Questioning out a developer’s “care” because you would have done it different is highly unprofessional coming from another “dev”."

Ouch! As you can see, Hines didn't take too kindly to the suggestion that Starfield's team may have been "overworked" or "didn't care", pointing out that the game's menu screen hasn't actually changed for years!

Ultimately, it seems very unlikely that we'll be talking about Starfield's start screen in a few weeks' time when we can all get hands-on with the full game, but for now it's definitely conjuring up a lot of discussion. What do you think about it?

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