Starfield was first announced during Bethesda’s 2018 E3 presentation. The acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft has fueled rumours and anticipation about Starfield’s release. After a delay of nearly a year, the excitement for Starfield remains Release Date and Platforms.
Starfield is set to launch on September 6, 2023. The game will be available for Xbox Series X|S and PC.
As Bethesda is now a first-party Microsoft developer, it is clear that Starfield will not be available on PlayStation or Nintendo. The game’s scope and the fact that it will be available on Xbox Game Pass from day one, allowing even more players to enjoy it, make this exclusivity understandable.
|Developer||Colossal Order, Tantalus Media|
|Release Date||September 6, 2023|
|Pre-order Now||For Pc – Starfield: Standard Edition|
For Xbox One/Series X – Starfield: Standard Edition
Starfield Trailers and Teasers
The first glimpse of Starfield was during Bethesda’s E3 presentation in 2018. The teaser did not reveal much but set the tone for the game. Fast forward to E3 2021, Bethesda showed off more of Starfield, along with its release date. The trailer did not feature any gameplay but conveyed the game’s aesthetics and themes.
In mid-March 2022, Bethesda released an extended trailer featuring more footage of Starfield, along with a discussion from the team. The extended trailer is nearly 15 minutes long, though no gameplay has been shown yet.
Parts of Starfield were already playable as of E3 2018. The game has been in development for five years, and it is shaping up to be an exciting addition to Bethesda’s portfolio. The gameplay is expected to be different yet familiar to fans of Bethesda’s other games.
In 2020, leaked images supposedly from Starfield surfaced, giving us a possible glimpse at the game’s UI and characters. The game is set about 300-plus years in our future, and players will be part of Constellation, a group of space explorers. The game will have many factions, and players can join different factions and carve their paths.
Starfield: Official Gameplay Reveal
At the Xbox Showcase in 2022, Bethesda finally showed the game in action. The gameplay video showed a massive spaceship landing on a planet, the main character exploring, defeating enemies, gathering resources, and infiltrating an enemy base. The game will have over 1,000 planets to explore, each filled with unique flora and fauna.
Starfield will also feature a robust character creator with many skills to unlock. Players can craft various weapons, equipment, medicine, and even food. Ship battles will also be present, giving players action on planets and in the skies above.
As Starfield’s release date approaches, Bethesda offers various preorder options for eager space explorers. Here is a simple breakdown of the available editions:
Standard Edition ($70)
- Base game
- Old Mars Skin Pack
- Laser Cutter
- Deep Mining Helmet
- Deep Mining Pack
Digital Premium Edition ($100)
- Everything from the Standard Edition
- Five days early access
- Shattered Space Story Expansion (upon release)
- Constellation Skin Pack – Equinox Laser Rifle, Spacesuit, Helmet, and Boost Pack
- Access to Starfield Digital Artbook and Soundtrack
Premium Edition Upgrade ($35) – Upgrades your Standard Edition preorder
- Everything from Digital Premium Edition
- Steelbook and Constellation Patch (Physical Only)
Constellation Edition ($300)
- Everything from the Premium Edition (including physical items)
- Starfield Chronomakr Watch ad case
- Credit Stick with laser-etched game code
Starfield’s preorders offer something for everyone, whether you are a casual explorer or a die-hard fan. Choose the edition that suits your space-faring ambitions and prepare for an unforgettable interstellar adventure on September 6, 2023!
When is the release date for Starfield?
Starfield will launch on September 6, 2023.
On which platforms will Starfield be available?
Starfield will be available for Xbox Series X|S and PC.
How many planets can be explored in Starfield?
Starfield will have over 1,000 planets to explore.