You’ll probably find that a lot of planets in Starfield are pretty boring, but Bethesda says that’s kind of the point.
When Bethesda said that Starfield would have around 1000 planets, immediately questions like “will they all be interesting?” were raised. The answer to that, as evidenced by the game itself, is a big fat no. Not even our own planet earth is worth visiting. Of course, for some that won’t matter in the slightest, and making all of the planets be filled with things to do was never the intention. In a new interview with The New York Times (paywalled), various Bethesda devs spoke about the game and its massive amount of planets.
According to managing director Ashley Cheng, not every place you visit “is supposed to be Disney World. The point of the vastness of space is you should feel small. It should feel overwhelming. Everyone’s concerned that empty planets are going to be boring. But when the astronauts went to the moon, there was nothing there. They certainly weren’t bored.”