Todd Howard, overlord of Starfield development, gave a surprising answer recently when asked about the lack of land vehicles in the game.
“In one sense, you do have a vehicle, you obviously have your spaceship so you can go around space, but then on the surface, you do have a jetpack which you can upgrade,” Howard continued. “Obviously, planets have different levels of gravity, which makes that (travel) unique for many planets.”
I am wondering what game Todd is referring to.
In the Starfield I've seen you can't actually fly your ship; it's just a series of loading screens. If I could take off in the ship, hover over the planet's surface, and then fly it to a new location then I'd get his comments, but thats not how the game works... at all. Your ship is a static element once landed and everything else is hoofed out on foot.
And NO; having a boost pack/jet pack is not a sufficient replacement to having land vehicles.
We need land vehicles in Starfield!