Shocking no one, Bethesda has announced another release date for their highly anticipated sci-fi RPG, Starfield. The tentative release date is now September 6.
Bethesda also announced a special “Starfield Direct” streaming event. The event will follow the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11. We should get some more much-desired details on the game.
Starfield was initially announced way back at E3 2018. A full trailer was first teased at E3 2021, with its first release date of November 11, 2022 (The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was released on November 11, 2011).
Last year, Bethesda gave us our first delay, announcing that Starfield would release in the first half of 2023 — notably without a firm release date. The September 6 is our first official release date since the initial November date, almost a full year later.
Despite the delays and lack of details, hype for Starfield is huge. It’s the first game developed by Bethesda Game Studios since the somewhat disastrous multiplayer spin-off Fallout 76 in 2018. Yet the team still has lots of goodwill thanks to the single player Fallout series and their signature Elder Scrolls series. Over a decade since its release, Skyrim is one of the best-selling video games of all time.
Starfield is also notable as the first original IP for Bethesda Game Studios in decades, and their first attempt at a sci-fi game set outside Earth.
We know little about the RPG. It’s set in 2310, after a war between two major colonizing factions. The player takes on the role of a customizable space explorer, and the RPG can be played in first or third-person.
Starfield will release (fingers crossed) on September 6 on PC and Xbox Series X/S. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.