Starfield was supposed to launch in early 2023, but it has now been pushed back to September.
Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield has been delayed yet again, with a new release date of September 6, 2023 representing a significant months-long delay for the title, which was set to launch alongside Redfall in ‘early 2023’.
While the news is disappointing, it is not surprising. Bethesda has been quiet about the game’s development for some time, and it did not appear during a recent Developer Direct showcase of new and upcoming Xbox releases. Rumours about Starfield have been spreading in recent weeks, and it appears that they have finally come true.
To make up for the game’s latest delay, Bethesda has announced a ‘Starfield Direct’ for the game, which will air after the 2023 Xbox Games Showcase on June 11, 2023.
‘We’ve poured ourselves into this game, and I’m surprised at how much we can pour,’ says one player. Todd Howard, game director, stated in the Starfield launch date announcement. ‘It’s quite large. We’re constantly playing the game…
We know you’ve been waiting for something new from us for a long time. We’re kind of the same, believe it or not. It’s something we miss. And we can’t wait for you to try it out.’
The new trailer for the game is a cinematic look at new planets and space-faring drama, as well as a brief look at how work is progressing at Bethesda Game Studios. While Todd Howard discusses the game, brief gameplay snippets can be seen in the background – but a meatier look at Starfield won’t be available until the promised June 2023 release date.
For the time being, fans can only wait for more information and hope that the latest September 2023 release date is accurate. Given that it is nearly a calendar year later than the previously confirmed release date of November 2022, there are high expectations this time.
The nature of video game development is ever-changing, but we can now pencil in September as a tentative date.
Those interested in seeing more of Starfield should keep an eye out for Xbox’s upcoming games showcase in June 2023. The Starfield Direct should be the best look yet at the highly anticipated game, revealing more about the plot, combat, exploration, and what to expect in the future.