Starfield, Bethesda’s next open-world RPG, finally has a release date.
The wait is over like Starfield Developers from Bethesda Studios have finally announced the release date Twitter entry (opens in a new tab). Despite delays in 2022on September 6, 2023, we will be able to start our adventure with this sci-fi RPG.
There is also now official announcement of the release date video featuring a one-minute gameplay trailer and a message from Bethesda CEO Todd Howard. The short trailer also includes information about the special Starfield Direct event on June 11, 2023, which will take us “into the studio and give [us] deep immersion in the game. Howard continued, “the game has many of the characteristics you’d expect from us, but it’s also a very unique experience.”
Like many observers, I didn’t quite know what to expect Starfield when it was first announced in 2018. However, the emphasis on space exploration along with the tasteful NASA-punk aesthetic was more than enough to pique my interest from then on. Moreover, it looks Starfield will be full of cosmic mysteries and oddities. The video ad got me a major 2001: A Space Odyssey vibes and that’s what I’m here for.
To the stars
Between Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Oblivion, AND Fallout 3, Bethesda’s open world RPGs have had a huge positive impact on my gaming life. From the snowy streets of Whiterun to the crumbling structures of Megatons, the places and people of Bethesda’s worlds hold a special place in my heart. Though Fallout 4 successful in many ways, I know I wasn’t alone in finding the experience a bit disappointing. The pairing of RPG mechanics and limited dialogue options left me feeling unfulfilled.
After combing trailers for Starfield, it seems likely that Bethesda has learned from its mistakes. Character customization itself feels like a welcome return to form, with the potential for perks and other forms of significant customization.
The premise is also refreshingly innovative. Starfield takes place 20 years after the interstellar war between the United Colonies and the Freestar Collective. This kind of restless room makes a great backdrop when it comes to creating significant narrative tension: just look at the old school World of Warcraft Or The Witcher 3. The player, in turn, is a member of Constellation, an organization of space researchers.
Bethesda games have always been about exploration, and that’s refreshing Starfield get the hang of it and run with it. That said, it seems likely Skyrim’s Civil War fans will also get their share of fascinating political excitement Starfield factions.
All in all, there is something to look forward to. September can’t come fast enough.