Starfield release date

The Starfield release date of September 2023 saw the launch of Bethesda's latest RPG epic, and included a successful Early Access period.

The Starfield release date for the standard edition of the game went live on September 6, 2023. For those with digital premium or special editions of the game, The Starfield early access release date was set for Friday, September 1, 2023.

Starfield promised to be one of the biggest gaming moments of the year, and it delievered. Highly praised in Starfield reviews, Bethesda’s first new release in several years soon became its best selling game of all time, beating even its Skyrim all-time concurrent player count in the opening weekend.

The launch followed an agonizingly long wait from the Starfield Direct showcase, an event which revealed a ton of information ahead of the Starfield release date. This event provided a deep-dive on almost every aspect of the game and also advertised pre order bonuses, Starfield collector’s editions, and information on the Starfield Early Access – allowing many to play the game prior to the official release.

When was the Starfield release date and early access period?

The Starfield release date was set for Friday, September 1, 2023 if you had the Starfield Early Access special, and released on September 6 with standard pre orders.

Though you can no longer access the Early Access, you can still snag a good Starfield deal for the standard and deluxe editions:

If you can wait five days (and keep yourself off the Starfield Reddit forums to avoid spoilers), you can access Starfield on September 6 with one of these pre orders:

Sadly, a Starfield PS5 release has not been discussed, and may well never come following the Microsoft Bethesda acquisition. So, don’t hold your breath for a Starfield release date for Sony consoles anytime soon.

When was the Starfield release date for Xbox Game Pass?

If you didn’t mind waiting a little longer and got the Game Pass, the Starfield release date for Xbox Game Pass arrives was set for the same day as the standard version of the game, September 6, 2023. You could pick up Starfield quite cheaply with a Starfield Game Pass subscription and get Starfield cross save support at the same time. Access to Starfield was made available on September 6 with a Starfield Game Pass subscription for both PC and Starfield Xbox editions.

Starfield release date trailer

Bethesda broke the launch date announcement for PC and Xbox with the Starfield release date trailer. The news showed new Starfield gameplay and featured a statement from game director Todd Howard. Excitingly, the trailer also offered a host of tantalizing new hints regarding the Starfield story.

“This June, we’re going to bring you into the studio and give you a deep dive on the game at our Starfield Direct,” Howard explained, referring to the next Starfield showcase.

“Look, we know you’ve waited a long time to play something new from us. Believe it or not, we’re kind of the same – we miss it,” Howard said. “And we really just can’t wait for you all to play it.”

We have already seen a wealth of information about Starfield ahead of the release in a host of trailers and interviews, but nothing yet about “The Eye” or what the “Artifacts” truly are.

Starfield release date trailer reveals

The Starfield release date trailer contained a few tasty tidbits for the sharp-eyed observer and revealed a number of helmets that were seen following Starfield’s launch. Starfield armor reveals showed how players might approach not only character creation, but also Starfield builds, displaying the key stats of several helmets.

Everything following the Starfield release date

With Starfield officially released, now is the best time to check out our guides on Starfield factions, weapons, traits, and our fully updated databases and Starfield maps.

Though it’s no longer available directly from Bethesda following the launch of Starfield, you can still find full details of the Starfield Constellation Edition – the collector’s edition for Starfield – and the much-sought-after Starfield watch it contains, though you can find the Starfield watch case in the game.

Next in line for Starfield are the future Starfield DLC releases which have been announced, though a season pass remains to be seen.

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