Bethesda has announced that the highly anticipated space exploration RPG Starfield has been delayed from its initial first half of 2023 release window to September 6. Additionally, a Starfield Direct was announced and is set for June 11. The broadcast will reportedly reveal more details about the upcoming game. A new launch date announcement trailer was also released. Starfield will launch for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
A statement from game director Todd Howard regarding the announcement can be seen below:
“Hey everyone, from myself and everybody here at Bethesda, we are so excited to finally tell you when Starfield is coming out this year.
“We have poured ourselves into this game and even I’m surprised how much we can pour—it is large. We’re playing the game all the time—shout-out over here to lead producer Tim Lamb. Old-school fans, you may remember him from the Oblivion Making-Of video where he’s sitting on a similar sofa doing similar things.
“But also, this June we’re gonna bring you into the studio, and give you a deep dive in the game at our ‘Starfield Direct.’ There’s so much that we still have to show you. The game has many of the hallmarks that you’d expect from us, but it’s also a very unique experience.
“And again, thank you all for all your excitement about the game—your support, your comments, we really do read it all. Look, we know you’ve waited a long time to play something new from us. Believe it or not, we’re kinda the same—we miss it and we really just can’t wait for you all to play it. So thanks, and we’ll see you soon.”
The game’s details:
Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.
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