Back in 2011 Bethesda launched their highly successful Fantasy RPG Skyrim on a very special date: 11/11/11. Understandably, for their next highly anticipated RPG they decided to stick with the same magical number and launch Starfield on 11/11/22. However, Bethesda’s epic Sci-Fi RPG will now be launching later than planned.
That’s right, surprisingly Bethesda has announced that Starfield has officially been delayed until the “first half of 2023.” Along with Arkane’s Redfall which was revealed at the Xbox and Bethesda E3 2021 showcase. The exact reason for the delays are unknown apart from the developers wanting “to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them.”
“We've made the decision to delay the launches of Redfall and Starfield to the first half of 2023,” Bethesda said in a recent Twitter post. “The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them.”
“We want to thank everyone for their excitement for Redfall and Starfield. That energy is a huge part of what inspires all of us everyday and drives our own excitement for what we are creating.” No further details on an exact release date were given, and it’s unlikely we’ll get one until later this year.
Interestingly, some reports online have detailed that staff at Bethesda were worried about the 11/11/22 release date for Starfield, and did not want to see another situation like Cyberpunk 2077. So it’s possible that, unbelievably, Bethesda does not want a repeat of releasing broken, unfinished games to the masses, even if the release date is too enticing.
With the Xbox and Bethesda 2022 showcase coming up soon, it’s likely we’ll be seeing more of Starfield and Redfall within the next month, as Bethesda even mentioned that they “can't wait to share our first deep dive into the gameplay for both Redfall and Starfield soon.”
What do you think? Are you excited for Starfield and Redfall? Which one are you most excited about? Are you surprised by the delay? And do you think we’ll see more of them during this Summer? Let us know!