In this article, we will be discussing everything we know about Starfield release date, its gameplay, trailer, rumors, and all the other things that we know about this much-hyped game.
If there is one game that is topping the charts of the most anticipated games right now it is Starfield. The game has created so much hype that it is one of those games that is most talked about right now. Starfield is being developed by Bethesda Game Studios, the same development that was behind the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls video games.
Starfield will be an action-adventure RPG shooter video game set up in space. The game was first announced during Bethesda’s E3 press conference in 2018 and since then they have released tidbits of information about the game.
Starfield Release Date
As announced by Bethesda on May 12, 2022, the release dates of both Redfall and Starfield have been pushed back to early 2023 (Q1 or Q2 of 2023). Through their official Twitter handle, Bethesda announced that “The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them.”
It has been quite a while now since Bethesda updated us on the release date or in fact anything about the game. But as they say, good things come to those who wait. None of us would have wanted the game to be unfinished and clunky, so it is right to assume that Bethesda has done the right thing by delaying the release of both games to 2023.
There are some rumors about the release date of the game that are wandering on the internet. Fans have grown impatient and are coming up with their own theories and guessing the release dates of the much-hyped game.
The teaser trailer of the game was released on June 13, 2021, on Bethesda’s official YouTube channel. The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the game but it gives some takeaways.
The narration in the background of the teaser starts with Anatole France’s quote. We get to see a female astronaut coming to the cockpit of her spaceship and preparing for launch. The narration talks about ‘Constellation’, which suggests that it is some sort of organization of space explorers and the protagonist is a new part of it. The narration clearly hints that the game will strongly focus on exploring space and uncovering its mysteries.
One major thing to notice is the date 11.11.22 at the end of the trailer. Starfield was supposed to be released on November 11, 2022, but after Bethesda’s announcement of postponing the release date, our hopes for getting our hands on the game on Nov 11 were thrashed. Now the game is slated to be released sometime during the first half of 2023 and we all can’t wait for the game to be rolled out.
Xbox and Bethesda showcase in June The Starfield gameplay footage starts with a quote from Anatole France, a famous french poet, which reads, “The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but the man has measured it”. The footage is quite detailed and gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from the game.
The gameplay footage revealed some of the features that will be a part of the game like character customization. You can fine-tune your character’s features including its skin tone, body type and even walking style. So that means, the customization feature gives you an awful amount of options using which you can create the character to your absolute liking.
The game will allow players to choose one background for their in-game character. Some examples of background include – Combat Medic, Cyber Runner, Diplomat, Gangster, Cyberneticist, Explorer, etc. Each of the backgrounds will give the player three starting skills (e.g – a cyberneticist will deal 10% more damage to robots and turrets).
One really unique and exciting feature that is included in the game is your character’s traits. You can select up to three traits for your character. Some of the traits include extrovert, introvert, kid stuff, empath, spaced, etc. Each of the traits comes with some advantages and disadvantages (e.g.- your health and endurance are increased when you’re in space but decreased when you’re on the ground).
Players will be able to customize their spaceship’s look and also how it performs from its engines, shields and weapon systems. All of this is necessary, because, Yes we will be able to fly our spaceship and engage in many spaceship combats. The antagonists shown in the game are the pirates (other organizations’ space explorers) and many types of alien creatures.
Starfield System Requirements (Speculated)
Starfield System Requirements (Minimum)
- OS: Windows 10 64bit (Latest Service Pack)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8320
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 380
- RAM: 8GB
- Hard Disk: 40 GB
- DirectX Version: 11
Starfield System Requirements (Recommended)
- OS: Windows 10 64bit (Latest Service Pack)
- Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
- RAM: 16GB
- Hard Disk: 40GB
- DirectX Version: 11
Note: The above-mentioned requirements are guesses and estimates of what can be the system requirements of the game to run smoothly. The Starfield system requirements will be updated as and when they are released by the devs.
An interesting rumor that is circling the internet right now is a fan theory that suggests that the game could be released on March 23, 2023 (3-23-23, is also a palindrome). The eagle-eyed fan did some digging and worked out what could be the possible release date. Many people seemed to be convinced by the idea too. March 23, 2023, will mark 120 years of the patent filing of the flying machine, so it could be a good date for Starfield to hit the markets.
A high-ranking Microsoft employee has confirmed not so long back that Starfield is going to be released sometime after Arkane Austin’s Redfall. Both the games do not have a fixed release date yet but are scheduled for an early 2023 release.
Todd Howard, Game Director, and Executive Producer at Bethesda Games Studios confirmed a news story on Reddit AMA that just like their previous entries Starfield is going to support mods. Addressing a query about the same, Todd stated that “Our plan it has full mod support like our previous games. Our modding community has been with us for 20 years. We love what they do and hope to see more make a career out of it.”
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Will Starfield play like Skyrim?
Since the game is being made by the same team that made Skyrim, it is certain that some of the elements in the game would be the same. But, Matt Booty has said that the game contains a lot of new stuff that Skyrim fans have never seen before.
Is Starfield single-player only?
Yes, Starfield is going to support only single-player gameplay without any multiplayer mode.
Will Starfield be an open-world game?
Yes, absolutely, Starfield is going to be an open-world game. You can travel to any part of the planet and there are more than 1000 planets that you are free to explore.
Will Starfield have a ship-flying feature?
Yes, you will be able to fully customize your spaceship and take it for a ride anytime and to any planet you want. The game will also feature ship combat that will allow you to shoot enemies’ spaceships.
Is there a character customization feature in Starfield?
Yes, the game will feature a full character customization feature that will allow players to customize their characters as they like including the tiniest of details.