Starfield release date set after Redfall, Microsoft says

While we still don’t know the exact release date for Starfield, a recent interview with a high-ranking Microsoft employee indicated that, yes, it will be released sometime after Redfall. Bethesda’s RPG and Arkane’s new shooter were delayed at the same time earlier this year, with release dates yet to be confirmed for both.

This comes from Xbox Game Studios interview manager Matt Booty, who spoke on the Friends Per Second podcast and explained how Bethesda and director Todd Howard aren’t just doing “Skyrim in space” with Starfield, but rather shoot for something more.

“Having had a chance over the past year and a half to spend more time with Todd Howard and see how he works and see what he brings to game design, I’m confident he’s not going to stand still on what was built before.”

” It’s not [Howard’s] approach to enter and reskin something, right? So there’s going to be a lot of things going forward with this game, just from my point of view. […] what excites me first is the visual style.

Booty also confirms that Redfall will release before Starfield, which likely indicates that the Bethesda RPG will release around May/June, as Booty said Microsoft will “look at the schedule” after Redfall when Starfield releases. You can find Booty’s answers on Starfield in the video below (at 1:25:30).

Although it’s still a long way from being released, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about Starfield, like how the Starfield Reddit looked at the traits and thinks we might “kill” our in-game parents when we’re removing the relevant trait, or what the fan-favorite Elder Scrolls NPC looks like that will be returning to the space RPG.

We also recently did a Starfield interview with a former Bethesda developer, who talked about universe-wide development, building an all-new game universe, and how the team is is suitable for both.

If you want preliminary Starfield guides, we’ve broken down some of what we already know about the game, like a Starfield Traits Guide, Crimson Fleet Faction Guide, and Constellation Faction Guide.

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