Starfield release date

The Starfield release date has finally been confirmed, so you'd best book some vacation ahead of the September 2023 launch.

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The Starfield release date is set for September 6, 2023 and promises to be one of the biggest gaming moments of the year. After an agonzingly long wait, Bethesda Game Studios’ is finally ushering in its first new release for several years and its first new universe in decades. At long last, launch is in sight.

In the same announcement, Microsoft and Bethesda also confirmed that the next Starfield showcase will take place on June 11. This event – which it calls Starfield Direct – promises to offer a ‘deep dive’ into the game, so hopefully we’ll see more gameplay, and some details on pre order options ahead of release.

When is the Starfield release date?

The PC and Xbox Starfield release date is set for September 6, 2023. 

Pre order options are limited, with more details coming in June, but day one access will be available with the Starfield Game Pass option for both PC and Xbox. A Starfield PS5 release has not been discussed, and may well never come following the Microsoft Bethesda acquisition. For now, Starfield will be exclusive to PC and Xbox platforms.

Starfield release date: a ship speeding across a planetary ring

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 contains a few tasty tidbits for the sharp-eyed observer and has revealed a number of helmets that we’ll likely see at Starfield’s launch. Starfield armor reveals show us how we might approach not only character creation, but also character builds, displaying the key stats of several helmets.

Players of Fallout and the Elder Scrolls will see the familiar carry weight ‘Mass’ make a return, so be sure to find out which traits increase it ahead of Starfield’s release in September 2023.

Waiting for the Starfield release

While that means we still have months until the official Starfield release, at least we have Starfield trailers and a few snippets of lore to investigate and speculate over. We’ve got a ton of guides to get you fully clued up before launch day, whether that’s information on all the Starfield factions, weapons, traits, or the recently revealed armor choices.

For now, we’ll have to wait until June to discover more in their Starfield showcase – Starfield Direct – where we might get a glimpse of a collector’s edition and details for any Starfield DLC and subsequent release dates. Historically, Bethesda have announced expansion packs a few months ahead of a game’s launch, so a season pass might be on the horizon.

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