There's another Starfield showcase coming, and this one promises a 'deep dive' into Bethesda's biggest game ever.
2022’s Starfield showcase offered us the biggest look at Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG so far, with gameplay footage, story details, and even a look at some of the characters caught up in this intergalactic caper. Now, Microsoft and Bethesda have confirmed that another Starfield showcase – this time called Starfield Direct – is on the horizon.
To get a better idea of what to expect from this galactic exploration pre-launch, take a look at our guides for the Starfield map, Starfield ship types, Starfield weapons, Starfield creatures, and our Starfield NPC list.
When is Starfield Direct?
When Bethesda dropped the surprise Starfield trailer that finally confirmed the Starfield release date, they also shared news of the next Starfield showcase event.
Starfield Direct is taking place on June 11, 2023. Although several Starfield leaks and rumours suggested that the showcase event would take place much sooner, it seems that the latest delay to the Starfield release date has given the studio more time to prepare their next public showing of the game.
What to expect from Starfield Direct
Game director Todd Howard has promised that the Starfield Direct will “bring you into the studio and give you a deep dive on the game.” That promise – to bring players behind the curtain and show more of the development team working on making Starfield a reality – has fans very excited for June 11.
Howard continued: “There’s so much that we still have to show you. The game has many of the hallmarks that you’d expect from us, but it’s also a very unique experience.”
It seems clear, then, that Starfield Direct will uncover lots of information about Starfield gameplay, as well as possibly expanding the list of known Starfield NPCs and Starfield locations with a look at new people and planets. We’re also hoping that the showcase might bring news of a Starfield collector’s edition.
What is the Starfield Showcase?
Ahead of the newly confirmed Starfield release date, we knew that there was going to be at least one more Starfield showcase – which has now been confirmed as the Starfield Direct taking place on June 11.
That event won’t be the first ‘deep dive’ look at the game, though. At the Xbox and Bethesda showcase from E3 2022, Bethesda’s director Todd Howard took to the stage the longest Starfield trailer so far, with a detailed look at exploration, combat, and enemy NPC types. You can check the trailer out below.
The clip gives us our first look at some of the Starfield factions, with a proper introduction to the Starfield Constellation group. There’s also a taster of another faction, the Starfield Crimson Fleet, though they’re shrouded in a bit more mystery.