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Starfield fans book release month off work, ready to dive into the game

Starfield fans book release month off work, ready to dive into the game

Starfield fans have been booking time off work just so they can spend more time on the game.

If you’re someone who’s particularly enthusiastic about video games, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve previously booked a few days off from work solely so that you could dedicate more time to a new release. It’s honestly a pretty smart move, if you ask me, and I definitely don’t say that simply to justify my own actions (although the time off I recently spent playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was bliss).

Following the recent Starfield gameplay showcase, gamers on Reddit have revealed that they’re already planning ahead and booking time off from work so that they can get fully immersed in Bethesda’s space-exploration RPG. Given that there’ll be over 1000 planets to explore, it makes complete sense that people are trying to shift around their schedule around to allow for it.

Take a look at the new story trailer for Starfield below.

“I centred my vacation around it so I have enough time to properly dive in,” admitted kvngD3x7. “Self-employed, cleared three weeks in my agenda starting 6 September, but still taking Premium Edition to get some in-game hours, tinker with character creator and do some early quests in the evenings after work,” wrote Quiet-Librarian-5985. “Got a 12 day staycation planned. Goin’ to space,” IMtoppercentage97 added.

At this point, it’s impossible to tell how long Starfield will take to beat in its entirety. Director Todd Howard previously told IGN that the main story will take around 30-40 hours to complete, but assuming that doesn’t count any optional exploration or side content, gamers could end up spending far, far longer wandering around the universe.

Although Starfield officially releases on Xbox Series X/S and PC on 6 September, those who buy the Constellation or Premium edition of the game (or the Premium Edition Upgrade) will be able to play five days early, from 1 September. If you can’t wait to dive in, this is a surefire way to get in there a bit earlier (even though it’s a bit pricey).

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda Softworks

Topics: Starfield, Bethesda, Xbox, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC