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Bethesda Reconfirms Starfield to Launch in First Half of 2023

Bethesda Reconfirms Starfield to Launch in First Half of 2023 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 January 2023 / 2,311 Views

Bethesda Software in May 2022 announced Starfield was delayed from November 11, 2022 to the first half of 2023. Redfall was also delayed from Summer 2022 to the same release window.

Bethesda in a new "Starfield Support" page has reiterated the release window for the game. "Starfield arrives exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC in the first half of 2023," states the page.

Starfield will also be available on Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Bethesda Reconfirms Starfield to Launch in First Half of 2023

Bethesda last year on the initial announcement of the delay stated, "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 every day and drives our own excitement for what we are creating."

Bethesda Game Studios Executive Producer Todd Howard in June 2022 revealed the main story in Starfield will take around 30 to 40 hours to complete.

"This one's ending up a little bit longer [than our previous games] and we may tune that some still," said Howard at the time. "It’s more quests, so it might be 20% more than our previous ones."

He added that the main story "might be in the 30s, maybe 40" in terms of hours to complete.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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18 Comments
gtotheunit91 (on 03 January 2023)

My body is ready! Hopefully we'll get a release date at the heavily rumored Xbox event!

Starfield is going to take up half of my 2023 with Zelda: TOTK taking up the other half lol

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Imaginedvl gtotheunit91 (on 03 January 2023)

My body is so ready too...
First half of 2023 is just crazy... I will need to stop playing Diablo 4 temporarily to play this baby but it will be worth it for sure ;-)

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 04 January 2023)

I hope so, it has been nearly 8 years since their last rpg (fallout 4).

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NobleTeam360 (on 03 January 2023)

Looking forward to it. I was just watching the gameplay reveal for it again and it just reaffirms my excitment for this game.

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rapsuperstar31 (on 03 January 2023)

Can't wait, assuming Zelda TOTK comes out first, I will get to Starfield as soon as I beat Zelda.

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2zosteven rapsuperstar31 (on 03 January 2023)

both a must purchase

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KratosLives (on 03 January 2023)

This game wont release till after june

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 03 January 2023)
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