Is Starfield Nowhere Near Completion?

There will be talks about Starfield during E3… but don’t expect Bethesda Game Studios (BGS) and Microsoft to release Todd Howard‘s next game by the end of this year…

Matt Booty, the head of Xbox Game Studios, was interviewed by a French publication (Le Figaro), and in it, he confirmed that Bethesda and Microsoft will hold a joint E3 press conference. It makes sense: Microsoft already owns ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, so no legalities are barring a joint conference. And during it, we likely will hear about Starfield, which was announced a couple of years ago.

„[…] Starfield is nowhere near done, according to several ppl familiar with [its] development. It’ll be at E3 but the planned release date I’ve heard is way later than most people expect. Sharing this so that folks keep their expectations in check,” Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier wrote on Twitter. „What people might not realize is that the bulk of Bethesda Game Studios, including the Maryland office, was working on Fallout 76 until it launched. Starfield’s team was very small until 2019. Rumours that the game was planned for 2020 or far into production then are just not true,” he added.

„Let me make this very clear: Bethesda plans to tease a release date for Starfield at E3. That date is in *late* 2022. I’ll leave the specifics to them. But please keep your expectations in check and refrain from sending death threats when the other rumours turn out to be false,” he ended his tweets. The Verge’s Tom Warren also chimed in, saying that there is no word on a 2021 launch.

It might be weird if what Schreier says becomes the truth and all the rumours until now will be false, but it could be a strategy from Bethesda and Microsoft, who might make Howard’s long-awaited (and recently leaking) space odyssey exclusive to Xbox and PC

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech

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