Having been hyped, teased, and talked about for years, the sprawling sci-fi epic Starfield finally has a release date and its first official trailer! Sure, the teaser doesn’t reveal a whole lot, but it’s enough to get us excited! Described as “Skyrim in space” by Bethesda Producer Todd Howard, Starfield is the first new IP from Bethesda Game Studios in 25 years.
Best known for Skyrim, Fallout 4, and more recently, the Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76, Bethesda look set to recapture that immersive RPG gameplay that makes them a household name.
Recently revealed at E3 2021, Bethesda says this next-generation role-playing game set amongst the stars allows players to create any character they want and explore with unparalleled freedom.
‘Starfield’ Launching: “Skyrim in Space”
Built on the all-new Creation Engine 2 gameplay engine, Starfield takes you on a journey through space as you strive to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. We don’t know much beyond the description above, but there’s plenty of time for more, considering that the game’s release date is still over a year away.
Bethesda managing director Ashley Cheng described it as a “Han Solo simulator,” which should entice a few fan bases to keep an eye open for further details. Although we’ll have to wait and see if there are any in-game smuggling and furry star ship companions.
Starfield will launch exclusively for PC and Xbox on November 11, 2022. Starfield will also be available as part of the Xbox Game Pass from day 1. All Bethesda games will likely get the Game Pass treatment moving forward as the studio was purchased by Microsoft in 2020 for $10 billion.