Starfield is getting another delay, claims rumour

Starfield is apparently getting another delay, claims a recent rumour. Thus putting the early 2023 release window in jeopardy.

Towards the end of 2022, Bethesda’s highly anticipated sci-fi RPG was intended to release on November 11th. However, along with Redfall from Arkane, Starfield was delayed into 2023.

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Is Starfield getting a delay in 2023?

Earlier this month, the Starfield support page was updated and re-confirmed that the sci-fi RPG is still intended to release in early 2023. What’s more, an Xbox and Bethesda Showcase was confirmed for later this month which will include Redfall and more.

However, it was revealed that Starfield was not confirmed for the upcoming Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. Thankfully, there was a good reason why the sci-fi RPG will not be featured at the event.

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It’s getting its own show, bay-bay!

The reason why Starfield won’t feature at this month’s showcase is that it’s getting its own dedicated event at a later date. No other details were revealed other than that Starfield will need a dedicated: “amount of time for a deep dive into Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield, a standalone show is in the works.

Naturally, fans will hope to see plenty of new gameplay and learn more about the mechanics of Starfield during its own showcase. Furthermore, we’re also hoping to get a new release date, other than a tentative “early 2023”.

However, a recent rumour has suggested that Starfield might get another delay. It is claimed that Starfield won’t release in early 2023, but instead a little later in the year.

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As reported by Game Rant, insider MrMattyPlays said during a recent episode of the Defining Duke podcast that it’s “possible” Starfield will be pushed further back from its intended first-half release of 2023.

MrMattyPlays believes that Starfield will release during the summer, which could be anywhere between July to early September. Obviously, we should take all rumours with a pinch of salt. However, MrMattyPlays says his source of information is one that he “trusts quite a bit.

Would another delay for Starfield be a bad thing?

No, not really. For starters, since Starfield was delayed from November 11th, 2022, we’ve not had a set-in-stone release date. All we’ve had is an early 2023 or the first half of 2023.

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Secondly, if Starfield gets a release date sometime between July to September, that’s not a huge delay. Thirdly, large-scale Bethesda RPGs are prone to be buggy at launch. So if Starfield has longer to bake in the oven, that can only be a positive.

Are you looking forward to Starfield?

Hopefully, when the dedicated Starfield showcase arrives in the coming months, we’ll have a new set-in-stone release date. That being said, are you looking forward to the upcoming sci-fi RPG? Let us know across our social media channels.

Starfield will release for PC and Xbox Series X|S.

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