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Starfield fans are afraid of another Cyberpunk 2077 launch disaster

Starfield fans are afraid of another Cyberpunk 2077 launch disaster

Starfield fans are concerned that the highly anticipated space-exploration RPG could end up being a disappointment at its release.

Hype for Starfield has switched into maximum overdrive at this point, but the overwhelming excitement for the game has also got fans rather concerned that it won’t meet expectations when it actually releases.

We’ve unfortunately seen it happen time and time again - especially in recent years. This year alone, Redfall, Forspoken and The Lord of the Rings: Gollum were all received very poorly - in fact, Gollum’s studio, Daedalic Entertainment, will no longer be utilising its internal development division going forward, and its plans for another unknown Lord of the Rings game have now been cancelled. Yikes.

Take a look at the story trailer for Starfield below.

However, perhaps the most infamous example of all is Cyberpunk 2077. Although the 2020 RPG has made quite the comeback now thanks to post-launch updates, on release it was a huge disappointment, and was littered with bugs. This feeling was compounded by the fact that people were seriously excited for it - CD Projekt Red had set itself a very high bar, and so when release day rolled around and the actual game fell so far below it, it felt disastrous.

As Video Gamer reports, some gamers on Reddit are now cautious about getting overly hyped for Starfield for this exact reason: “I see so much hype about Starfield, but after what happened with Cyberpunk I’m definitely holding back and avoiding pre-ordering until I am sure it’s as good as it’s preview,” Xenophon__ wrote. With over 18K upvotes at the time of writing, this is clearly a popular sentiment.

It’s worth keeping in mind that, as a number of users on Reddit pointed out, Starfield is coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, so if anyone’s cautious about paying full price for a game when they don’t know how much they’re going to enjoy it, then there’s no need to worry as long as you’re paying for the subscription service already. With that said, I’d imagine that most are simply worried about it being a flop when it all looks so promising - please, don’t let us down, Bethesda.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks, CD Projekt

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, Xbox, PC, Cyberpunk 2077