Title: Unearth the Mystery Behind Bethesda’s Long-Canceled Sci-Fi Game – A Hidden Gem from the Past

Description: Be amazed as an enthusiastic fan uncovers a fascinating piece of Bethesda merchandise that pays homage to a forgotten sci-fi game, predating the highly anticipated Starfield by several decades. Unravel the secrets of this elusive relic as we dive into the intriguing history of Bethesda’s unreleased masterpiece.

Bethesda is currently selling some Starfield merchandise that references The 10th Planet, its long-lost sci-fi game. The peculiar piece of merch, spotted by one eagle-eyed fan, surfaced online almost 30 years after Bethesda canceled The 10th Planet.

While Starfield represents the studio's first foray into sci-fi, its interest in the genre dates back to the '90s. That's when Bethesda was developing The 10th Planet in collaboration with Centropolis Entertainment, a German-American production company behind some of the biggest sci-fi Hollywood blockbusters ever made, including Stargate and Independence Day.

Almost three decades after the game was canceled, Bethesda has now paid tribute to The 10th Planet in the form of a sew patch. The unique piece of merch, first spotted by Reddit user Dejected_Cyberpsycho, can currently be found on the Bethesda Gear Store as part of the Starfield Explorer Patch Set. The accessory features a simple drawing of ten planets encircled by the name of the canceled game. The moniker itself is a reference to the hypothetical tenth planet—or Planet X—of the solar system that scientists have been seeking for centuries due to some peculiar orbital characteristics of Neptune and Uranus that they couldn't otherwise explain.

Apart from this circular nylon reference to Bethesda's canceled sci-fi game, the $18 set also includes The Livingstone Project, New Discoveries Expedition, and Astronaut Thumbs Up patches. According to the Internet Archive's historical data, this bundle of merch isn't a new addition to the Bethesda Gear Store. Instead, the patch set has been available for purchase since Starfield itself went up for pre-orders back in June 2023. But its reference to The 10th Planet seemingly went undiscovered by the fandom until now.

What Was The 10th Planet?

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