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Starfield Delayed, Release Date Officially Set For September

Starfield is arriving a little later than expected.


Xbox and Bethesda have officially announced that Starfield will release on September 6, 2023 for PC and Xbox Series X|S. It was previously slated to release during the first half of 2023.

In an update video, game director Todd Howard confirmed that more details on the game will be revealed in a Starfield Direct presentation on June 11. "The game has many of the hallmarks that you'd expect from us, but it's also a very unique experience," Howard said.

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Starfield was absent from the January 25 Developer Direct, as Microsoft didn't want it to overshadow the other announcements announced that day.

"To dedicate the proper amount of time for a deep dive into Bethesda Game Studios' Starfield, a standalone show is in the works," Microsoft said back in January. Bethesda has slowly been revealing more of its ambitious sci-fi game since it was first announced several years ago, with details on how factions will work in Starfield, "classic Bethesda-style dialogue" options, and ship combat being spoken about in interviews and deep dive videos.

Before Starfield arrives, Microsoft will release Arkane's vampire-hunting looter-shooter Redfall in May, and both games will cost $70 as part of a reflection on the "content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles," according to the company. For more on Bethesda's next big IP, you can read more in GameSpot's everything that we know about Starfield feature.

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