Publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Bethesda Game Studios have announced another delay for Starfield, their next flagship RPG.
The big new sci-fi RPG will forgo its previously planned early 2023 release for one later this year – on September 6th. When the game does launch it’ll be available for Windows PC and Xbox Series X|S.
To make up for the delay, a “Starfield Direct” set for June 11th, where the developer will share the latest information and probably new gameplay for the hotly-anticipated game. Furthermore, an Xbox Games Showcase is also set to premiere that day, just before the Starfield Direct.
Here’s the word from game director Todd Howard on the delay:
Hey everyone, from myself and everybody here at Bethesda, we are so excited to finally tell you when Starfield is coming out this year.
You know 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 — shoutout 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.
In case you missed it – the first block of gameplay for their open-world space RPG can be viewed here in our previous report.