Starfield: Release of the sci-fi RPG reportedly planned for 2021

Starfield: Release of the sci-fi RPG reportedly planned for 2021

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In the past few months it had become very quiet around the sci-fi role-playing game Starfield from Bethesda. The last real sign of life comes from November last year. But if everything goes smoothly from now on, the RPG will probably be launched later this year. At least that's what the well-known insider and leaker "NateDrake" claims in the ResetEra forum.

According to his information, the release of Starfield (buy now) was planned for 2021 until recently. However, he is currently unable to assess exactly how great the impact of the corona pandemic has been on the development of the role-playing game, so some things could change.

"There was great hope and great desire, Starfield in this No one knows how big the impact of Covid will be on this title. But until a few months ago the target for the release was 2021 (...) I am not saying that it will happen 100% like this. But by the end of last year I heard that the goal was to release this year. But it's a Bethesda game, so there could be postponements and issues that prevent it from being released. "

So you should enjoy the whole thing with a certain amount of caution for the time being, even if "NateDrake" was correct several times with his predictions. A statement or even confirmation from Bethesda of the release rumors surrounding Starfield is currently pending. We will of course keep you up to date.

Source: ResetEra




Starfield aiming for 2021 release claims rumour

Can we at least get some new images so we can stop using this one? (pic: Bethesda)

With Microsoft reportedly holding a Bethesda-centric event next month, a new rumour suggests that Starfield could be out this year.


Despite being announced back in 2018, there is still very little information on Bethesda’s Starfield. Aside from it being a single-player game set in space and featuring procedurally generated worlds, there is almost zero information about it.


The sheer lack of details makes it easy to assume that the game is still years away from release, but the latest rumours suggest that it could very well come out by the end of this year.


According to industry insider NateDrake, Bethesda has been aiming for a 2021 release as of a few months ago. But while that’s the goal, NateDrake also notes that the current pandemic could have affected development.


In case it wasn’t obvious, the coronavirus pandemic has had a severe effect on game development as a whole, with studios adopting work-from-home policies. What impact this may have had on Starfield’s development is a complete mystery, but it could mean the game ends up being pushed back into 2022.


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NateDrake brings this up in relation to another insider report about a potential Bethesda event/presentation from Microsoft.


GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb (who has accurately shared insider info before, like the Mass Effect Trilogy remaster) was asked on his podcast if Microsoft would hold such an event once its Bethesda buyout had been finalised, since it still needs to be regulated and approved by the European Union.


Grubb gave a very blunt ‘Yes,’ saying that it’s expected to happen sometime next month, ‘I don’t know if it will be a full, [Nintendo] Direct-style event, but they will make note of it and they will talk about it extensively and explain what it means to everybody and talk about the immediate future for both companies becoming one.’


If this is the case, some new information on Starfield is likely to be revealed then; if not a release date, then what platforms it will release on. Since Bethesda never explicitly stated which platforms it was coming to when it was announced, it might be safe to assume that it will an Xbox exclusive (as well as PC). The question is whether it will release on both the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One or just the former.

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The Elder Scrolls 6 is in a similar position, with next to no official information about it available. There have been queries about whether it will be an Xbox exclusive following the buyout, but executive producer Todd Howard has suggested in the past that it will come to other consoles.


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