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Starfield release date finally unveiled by Bethesda

Starfield release date finally unveiled by Bethesda

Around 10 months after announcing its delay from November 2022, a new release date for Starfield has been announced.

Oh god, okay it’s happening. Everyone stay calm. Or not, get as hyped as you want.

Almost 10 months after Bethesda announced that was Starfield was being delayed and would no longer be hitting its November 2022 release window, we finally have a new release date for the sci-fi RPG, along with a new trailer.

Take a look at Starfield's new release date announcement trailer below.

Drum roll please, Starfield is finally coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC on 6 September 2023. Rejoice! There's a whole lot to be excited about, and less than six months to wait. Just think of the space cats! Space cats are all we’ve ever needed in life.

Floating felines aside, there’s little doubt that the game is going to be huge, both in terms of its actual size and impact. Game director Todd Howard (of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout fame) previously revealed that Starfield will have more dialogue than Skyrim and Fallout 4 combined, which is mind boggling. To be exact, it’ll have over 250,000 lines of dialogue, while Skyrim had 60,000 and Fallout 4 had 111,000. Sounds like we’re going to have a lot of chatty NPCs to talk to.

As you’d hope from any game set in space, there’ll be a multitude of different planets to explore - over 1000 explorable ones in 100 star systems, to be exact. I genuinely dread to think how many hours players will have to put in if they want to 100% this thing. Not all of the planets will be equally populated with people and things, mind you - Howard previously explained that some will be fairly barren (and will be resource heavy instead), while others will be a bit more lively. Either way, there’s going to be a lot to do. Get those holiday days booked in now before everyone else gets the same idea. Further details are set to be announced during a special presentation on 11 June.

So, the countdown to launch officially begins. Let’s hope it’ll be worth the wait.

Featured Image Credit: Bethesda

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