Starfield has been revealed with a first “in-game teaser”. Bethesda’s highly anticipated sci-fi RPG coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S and Windows 10 PCs on 11th November 2022 – 11/11/22 is a really nice date.
Pour one out for PlayStation owners who still held any hopes that Bethesda’s games would be cross-platform after the company was bought by Microsoft.
The game steps hundreds of years into our future, casting you as a part of Constelllatiion and a journey of interstellar discovery. The beginning of Humanity’s final journey, the trailer tells us. We also got to see some futuristic weapons and robots, but at this point there’s till no gameplay. It’s highly doubtful that we’ll see any in-game action before next year.
Unfortunately for Bethesda and Xbox… this all leaked just 30 minutes before the show started thanks to the Washington Post. Oops!
The Starfield trailer is up on the Washington Post's website for some reason. 11-11-22. (As I told you all…) https://t.co/M8SiCJV40l
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) June 13, 2021
Microsoft were this close to holding onto their secrets until the Xbox & Bethesda E3 showcase that will start in just under 30 minutes at 6PM BST (UK time). Unfortunately for them, the Washington Post just threw the teaser trailer online.
Here’s a screenshot from it:
Starfield was announced back at E3 2018, as Bethesda were surprisingly forthcoming about their future plans. Riding the reveal of the multiplayer-focussed Fallout 76, the company sought to reassure fans that, yes, they were still working on big single-player experiences. They announced both Starfield, a sweeping sci-fi RPG, and The Elder Scrolls VI, years and years before the games would ever see the light of day.
At the time, Bethesda’s Todd Howard said, “Starfield is a game we have spent years thinking about and working on,” before teasing TES VI with, “But we’re also building the game after that and it’s the one you keep asking about.”