The official Everspace 2 Twitter account has had to warn that someone is using its name to spread Starfield spoilers.
The game is still a couple of weeks away and yet spoilers for Starfield have popped up even without the game breaking its street date.
An achievements list has been uncovered thanks to people datamining the Xbox storefront, but it’s also reported that a major story spoiler has somehow found its way online.
A warning has been issued to alert people, but rather than Bethesda or Microsoft, it’s the studio behind the recently released Everspace 2 that’s responsible.
For the uninitiated, Everspace 2 is a sci-fi looter shooter hybrid developed and published by Rockfish Games.
Its space setting is really the only thing it has in common with Starfield and yet someone is apparently using Everspace’s name to spread spoilers.
This is according to the official Everspace 2 Twitter account, which says: ‘There’s a bad actor mentioning Everspace who is using multiple accounts to spoil a Starfield plot point.’
It doesn’t explain precisely what this means, but we assume that what they’re doing is including Everspace’s name in posts containing the spoiler. So, anyone innocuously searching for posts related to Everspace will inadvertently see the spoiler.
Ironically, Everspace 2’s efforts to help people may have spoiled the game anyway, since it recommends muting a specific phrase.
If you don’t want to know what the phrase is, we suggest you not scroll any further than the screenshot below.
Okay, if you’ve stuck around, then the phrase the Everspace account advises muting is ‘you battle aliens who are,’ which pretty much states that aliens will feature.
While Starfield has shown off alien creatures you can encounter, pre-release material has only hinted at intelligent alien lifeforms being present in the game’s universe and there’s been no indication that you ever get to actually meet them.
So them having a physical presence in the game is a significant plot point in the story. Assuming the spoiler in question is legitimate and not a falsity made up to cause drama.
A few people certainly believe it, and are frustrated to have it spoiled for them anyway, while others are simply grateful for the warning.
There’re plenty of examples of fans acting petty to a near hostile degree. After all, someone put together a petition demanding Starfield and all future Bethesda games be made PlayStation 5 exclusives just to get back at ‘arrogant’ Xbox fans.
Starfield launches for Xbox Series X/S and PC on September 6.
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