Bethesda fans are eagerly awaiting any morsel of information about Starfield, the studio’s upcoming sci-fi open world game, but a new charity auction may actually let you influence it directly. Bethesda has paired up with Make-a-Wish for the Evening of Wishes 2021 event, a gathering of different auctions that go to support the organization’s efforts. Bethesda’s prize? The chance to help design a character that will appear in Starfield.
We’re delighted to provide the opportunity to design a character for Starfield to one lucky winner – as well as an Xbox Series X and a bunch games. https://t.co/t11jBSc1Z6
— Bethesda Game Studios (@BethesdaStudios) February 23, 2021
Judging from the official auction description, it seems this can be either designing an original character or simply designing a lookalike of yourself. The winner will also get to work alongside Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard in some capacity.
The auction winner will also receive an Xbox Series X and 16 Bethesda games.
As of 3:00 PM PST, the current bid for the lot is $4,000. You can find the auction at eveningofwishesdc.org under the “exclusive experiences” category.
Bethesda revealed Starfield all the way back in 2018, and has provided scarcely any update since then. Earlier in 2020, we learned that Starfield was receiving a “major engine rewrite” for next-gen consoles, with Todd Howard saying it’s the biggest update ever made to Bethesda’s Creation Engine, which powers Skyrim, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/space cowboy for IGN.