Highly anticipated: We will have to wait a little longer for Starfield because the new franchise of Bethesda and the main seller of the 2023 system of Microsoft suffered another delay. Along with the new release date, Bethesda revealed that the planned big showcase for Starfield will come at the start of this summer’s E3.
Bethesda has pushed the release date of Starfield back to September 6, making sure to miss the previously promised H1 2023 window. The company will publish a deep dive video of the game on June 11, the first day of E3.
Starfield’s original release date was November 11, 2022, which is exactly 11 years after Bethesda’s mega-hit, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, from 2011. However, in May, Bethesda pushed the date back to first half of 2023, although it was included in a June presentation of planned H1 2023 titles.
The September reveal video doesn’t provide any new gameplay details but viewers can catch snippets of new background footage. They show bits of combat and exploration over some of Starfield’s 1,000 planets, and a quick shot of the character creator.
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For those who haven’t been following along, Starfield is a role-playing game that allows players to explore 100 different solar systems in space. Based on the previous footage, some may describe the gameplay as a mix between Skyrim and No Man’s Sky.
In the tradition of Bethesda, Starfield offers players a deep character creator with many skill classes, first-person combat, and extensive crafting. It also allows players to create and customize a ship, which they can use to land anywhere on the planet’s surfaces realistically.
Microsoft teased an in-depth Starfield showcase – called Starfield Direct – during its inaugural Developer Direct in January. There, the company revealed more footage for other upcoming central 2023 titles such as Redfall and Forza Motorsport.
Bethesda also plans to release a major patch for Fallout 4 this year to improve resolution and framerate while adding bug fixes and new crafting club content. The company announced the update in October but hasn’t said anything about it since.
Additionally, Bethesda is doing early work on The Elder Scrolls VI, which is still a long way off. The company also plans to make Fallout 5 after Elder Scrolls VI.