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Starfield: Another Delay For Todd Howard’s New Game And IP?

Microsoft has already postponed Bethesda Game Studios’ new brainchild once, but the Redmond-based company has possibly already decided on a second postponement.

 

When Microsoft and Bethesda announced that Starfield would be released on November 11, 2022, it seemed that Todd Howard’s team would hold that day because they’d instead release their game buggy (from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion onwards, it applies to about ALL of their releases), but then in May this year, it became official that it had been pushed to the first half of 2023 along with Redfall. Around May seemed to be the new possible release date, but that could still change.

WCCFTech has reported that the release date for Starfield has been changed again on SteamDB, and a screenshot has been posted. It can be viewed below. The release date has been changed from November 11, 2022 (invalid release date for five months) to December 29, 2023. It seems to be a temporary, placeholder release date, no question about it, but it falls on a Friday. It would be odd to have a release during the end-of-the-year break because from mid-December to early January, the gaming industry usually shuts down to rest during a little winter break… (Maybe a few days before Christmas, but not between Christmas and New Year!)

A “package” was briefly added to and removed from the Starfield site related to the season pass or some DLC. Microsoft and Bethesda were doing something on Valve’s platform, so something is being planned for Howard’s next big launch, and with something to prove after the chaotic start to Fallout 76, it’s no wonder there is a lot of attention on the game.

Starfield will officially arrive on Xbox Series and PC in the first half of 2023, and according to SteamDB, on December 29, 2023. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass from launch day.

Source: WCCFTech

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