Bethesda announced that it has delayed its space RPG Starfield until 2023. In the same announcement, it also revealed that Arkane Studios’ new co-op shooter Redfall will also not be released in 2022 as originally planned.
“We have made the decision to postpone the launches of Redfall and Starfield to the first half of 2023”, Bethesda writes. “The teams at Arkane Austin and Bethesda Game Studios have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to make sure you get the best, most polished versions of them.”
While Redfall has only been unveiled since its reveal at E3 last year, it’s been a very long journey for Starfield. The RPG, described by Bethesda Softworks director Todd Howard as “Skyrim in space,” has been circling in the minds of the studio’s designers for more than 25 years.
It’s also been a long wait for fans, who first spotted the title’s trademark in 2013. Even then, it was another five years before Bethesda released a trailer for the game, and three more. before the studio reveals it at E3 2021.
The trailer, Starfield’s first real tease, included a release date. November 11, 2022. A bold piece, but, as Todd Howard told The Washington Post at the time “We’re confident in the date. Otherwise, we wouldn’t announce it.”
Still, with no in-game footage since that announcement, only a set of concept art trailers, it’s not too surprising to hear Bethesda delaying its “Skyrim in Space.”
However, even though Redfall and Starfield won’t be released until 2023, there’s still a good chance that both games will hit the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase on June 12, so hopefully we’ll at least get a peek. how they play. After all, “Skyrim in space” is a great way to suggest the scope and scale of a game, but it does no favors when it comes to judging whether it’s going to be a modern RPG. .
The real question, however, is which games should we look forward to in 2022 with everything delayed?