We don’t know much about Starfield, Bethesda ‘s upcoming science fiction RPG, but thanks to a VentureBeat commentator, we may finally have some idea when the game will be released on Xbox Series X – and that could be this year.
Reporter Jeff Grubb shared his experience of Starfield on a YouTube video Dealer – Gaming. Grubb said Bethesda is getting ready to fully feature Starfield through its E3 2021 digital event.
If you think that’s impractical – there are only six months between E3 and the end of the year, after all – this short time frame between publication and release is unparalleled for Bethesda, especially when it comes to its wheelhouse on large scale RPGs.
Star travels throughout the E3-verse
Bethesda announced Fallout 4 for the first time at its E3 2015 press conference with the game releasing worldwide in November of that year. Similarly, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was first announced in late 2010, with that game releasing less than a year later in November 2011.
Now that Bethesda is part of Microsoft Studios, the 2021 release of Starfield could be a big draw for the Xbox Series X, with the game potentially a console as well as a upcoming landed on Xbox Game Pass on the first day, as is Microsoft’s policy with its first-party developers.
That just leaves one question, then: will Starfield also come to PS5? We know that Microsoft understands that Bethesda is adhering to its contractual obligations with some of its titles, including Deathloop, which is scheduled for the PS5.
Starfield was first hit all the way back in 2018, long before Bethesda had confirmed talks with Microsoft. So it’s possible, if not unlikely, that Sony’s custom-gen device owners will get to experience Starfield without asking for a pony for the Xbox Series X.
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