Starfield Release Date: The action role-playing video game Starfield will be released soon and was created by Bethesda Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks. The game was unveiled during Bethesda’s press conference for E3 in 2018.
It will be Bethesda’s first original work of intellectual property in almost 25 years, and the game is set in a universe with a space theme. The game is slated for release for Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows in the first half of 2023.
Starfield Release Date Has Changed On Steam
Fans will notice that the release date for Starfield, a sci-fi action role-playing game from Bethesda, now reads “Coming Soon” rather than just “2023” when they visit the game’s page on Steam. The upcoming game is one of the most anticipated releases this year and will most likely be a success when it launches.
However, no one knows when the publisher will be able to release it, yet, players have been speculating. Some even speculated that Starfield would release in April to coincide with the International Day of Human Space Flight, which falls on April 12.
That’s just conjecture, and neither Bethesda nor its parent company ZeniMax has made this claim official. The only thing known is that the game will be released sometime in 2023, ideally in the year’s first half. But outside of that, there is little anyone can do but wait for the publisher or developer to issue a formal statement.
The Starfield release date has been modified on Steam, which now states that the space RPG is “Coming Soon,” further obscuring the situation. This move throws a curveball in the release window, as it may feel much more uncertain now that it doesn’t just say “2023.”
That doesn’t imply there will be an issue with the release or that the game has been postponed once more, but hopefully, Bethesda can shed some light on what this change in the launch date means.
This announcement might be made at the forthcoming Starfield deep dive, anticipated after the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Livestream on January 25. Only time will tell whether “Coming Soon” is merely the studio’s approach to getting ready for a specific game release date.
In addition to being eagerly awaited, playtesters allegedly adored Starfield, which is encouraging for the final product. That only makes the wait for an official release date harder, but maybe Bethesda will be able to reveal it soon, especially since fans have already had to wait longer since last year’s postponement.
Although the gameplay of Starfield appears to be significantly influenced by other well-known science fiction games, such as Elite Dangerous and No Man’s Sky, at its core, it is still a Bethesda RPG.
Suppose you’ve played any Fallout or The Elder Scrolls games from the studio. In that case, you’ll be familiar with what that means: open areas and settlements for you to explore, progression systems that encourage you to spend time on the game’s features you like, and a design that emphasizes choice and consequence overall.
— Stein (@steinekin) January 12, 2023
Additionally, Starfield will feature brand-new gameplay mechanics for Bethesda games, including spaceships that can be flown, as well as a more deliberate emphasis on resource management, base construction, crafting, and real-time gunfights. Like in previous Bethesda RPGs, you can freely swap between a first- and third-person perspective.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Starfield be like Skyrim?
According to Todd Howard, who spoke to The Washington Post (opens in new tab), Starfield is "like Skyrim in space," and it will support first- and third-person play modes.
Is Starfield 25 years in the making?
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4's acclaimed developers, Bethesda Game Studios, are back with their first new universe in 25 years with Starfield.
How long will it take to finish Starfield?
So how long will it take to defeat Starfield? The primary campaign of Starfield should take 30 to 40 hours to complete, according to Todd Howard of Bethesda, who discussed this in an interview with IGN (credit to Gamesradar). If accurate, Starfield's campaign would be about 20% larger than Skyrim and Fallout 4's.