New information about Starfield has been revealed, including the ability to buy homes in the game and a jail system that will punish you for any space crimes committed. This new information comes from a developer Q&A hosted on Discord (via ResetEra) with lead game designer Emil Pagliarulo and lead quest designer Will Shen.
The first piece of information revealed is that players can buy homes in all majority cities in Starfield and there are even a few homes rewarded for completing quests. For anyone who takes on the Kids Stuff trait–which involves your parents being present in the game–the parents’ faces and models will be determined by your own created character.
For players looking to smuggle contraband through space, there are spaceship parts and modules that can be used to conceal contraband from security ships outside major planets. While goods, including illegal ones, have a set price in the universe, there are skills and traits you can acquire to sell items for more than they are worth. Any potential criminals can be forced to pay a fine or go to jail if they are caught breaking laws, although you always have the option to go on the run.