Starfield release date and gameplay reveal: Good news and bad news for Bethesda fans

Starfield release date and gameplay reveal: Good news and bad news for Bethesda fans

Starfield was among the heavy-hitters announced by Bethesda during its 2018 E3 conference.

Little is known about Bethesda’s mysterious new IP, which doesn’t have a release date and hasn’t been confirmed for any specific platforms.

Fortunately, however, this could be about to change, as the Starfield website is updated by Bethesda.

It’s only a small thing, but the Starfield website now bears a provisional PEGI age rating, and has an ESRB rating pending logo.

This would suggest that a full Starfield reveal is imminent, most likely during the ongoing Summer Game Fest event.

Better still – and this is pure speculation on my part – if Bethesda does fully unveil Starfield soon, then it could launch within the next year.

In recent years Bethesda has tended to showcase a high profile game in summer, before launching in autumn.

It would come as a surprise given the lack of communication up until now, but stranger things have happened.

Unfortunately, however, it’s not all good news for fans of Bethesda games.

While an imminent Starfield reveal looks increasingly likely, fans are going to have to wait a lot longer for Elder Scrolls 6 information.

That’s according to Bethesda executive Pete Hines, who told fans that info on Elder Scrolls 6 could be years away.

Asked for Elder Scrolls 6 info on Twitter, Hines replied: “It’s after Starfield, which you pretty much know nothing about.

“So if you’re coming at me for details now and not years from now, I’m failing to properly manage your expectations.”

As for Starfield, what we do know is that it’s some kind of space epic. It’s also Bethesda’s first new franchise in 25 years.

“Discover Starfield, the new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios,” reads the official Starfield description.

“Starfield is the first new franchise in twenty-five years from the acclaimed developers of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.”

Perhaps more information will be revealed during today’s Summer Game Fest reveal, which is said to be one of the more important showcases of the summer.

Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 11:10:00 +0000