According to an Xbox insider, Rand Al Thor Bethesda’s Starfield will launch exclusively for PC and Xbox consoles. The insider affirms that the development of the game is close to being finished with the development team working on fixing bugs.
Disclaimer – This information has not been verified, therefore this is not factual.
The claims were made during the recent Xbox Two podcast (1:34:10), Al Thor also spoke about the Bethesda deal, claiming that Bethesda’s upcoming space RPG is a full Xbox exclusive, and Microsoft is looking forward to having the game ready for the holiday season.
“I’ve been told, by very reliable people that Starfield was 100% an Xbox exclusive. I’ve even made bets about it, and I don’t bet unless I know I’m willing to bet. So I’m really, really confident that Starfield is only releasing on Xbox when it does, and I’ve been told as well that Microsoft is trying their hardest to get the game out for this holiday. They really want Starfield out this holiday.
The game’s basically sort of finished – it’s in bug squashing mode right now, very much like Halo Infinite, and it would be a big boon for Game Pass and Xbox if both Halo and Starfield could launch this fall.”
Starfield was announced during Bethesda’s E3 Press Conference in 2018. The game was described as a wholly new, next-generation first-person experience set in an entirely new space-themed world. E3 has been confirmed for 2021, Xbox confirmed its assistance to the expo, fans can expect more information to be revealed this summer.
Starfield will be Bethesda’s first IP in 25 years, following the launch of the sci-fi game, the studio will start the development of The Elder Scrolls 6.
During the recent Jefferies Interactive Entertainment conference, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart and confirmed that the acquisition of Bethesda and id Software is not a strategy to take games from other platforms, the vision of the company is to establish a ‘first on’, or ‘best played on’ marketing strategy when titles like Fallout and Doom launches.
What we’ll do in the long run is we don’t have intentions of just pulling all of Bethesda content out of Sony or Nintendo or otherwise. But what we want is we want that content, in the long run, to be either first or better or best or pick your differentiated experience, on our platforms. We will want Bethesda content to show up the best as — on our platforms.