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Starfield delayed again with release scheduled for September

Starfield's showcase to arrive on June 11th, followed by the official release on September 6th.

Updated: Mar 8, 2023 5:39 pm
Starfield delayed again with release scheduled for September

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The highly-anticipated space-adventure game Starfield has been delayed (again) until September 6th 2023. This was announced by Bethesda, the gaming studio of Fallout and Skyrim fame, today, March 8th, in a short video on social media. A Starfield Direct will take place on June 11th providing us with more information was also confirmed.

This news was broadly announced via Bethesda, and they advised fans to “Mark your calendars…” for the upcoming Starfield dedicated showcase. This promises to give a “deep dive” into the development of the title thus far. It could very well be one of the last major looks at the game before it releases this fall.

This is not Starfield’s first delay, of course. Following an initial delay in 2022 which saw both Redfall and Starfield pushed back into ‘early 2023’ by Bethesda Softworks, this moves the game back further in Microsoft’s release calendar.

Game Director, Todd Howard had some words at the end of the Official Launch Date Announcement too which provide more context:

“Hey everyone, from myself and everybody here at Bethesda, we are so excited to finally tell you when Starfield is coming out this year…

…We have poured ourselves into this game and even I’m surprised how much we can pour—it is large…

…But also, this June we’re gonna bring you into the studio, and give you a deep dive in the game at our
Starfield Direct. There’s so much that we still have to show you…”

Todd Howard in Starfield’s Official Launch Date Announcement

Howard goes on to thank fans for their continued “support” and “excitement about the game”, signing off with how they “can’t wait for you all to play it”, and that they’ll see us soon – presumably at the Starfield Direct on June 11th.

Starfield Official Release Date Trailer

Check out the official trailer for the launch date below, along with Howard’s announcement.

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