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Starfield Gameplay and 2023 Release Announced

During the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase today, Bethesda Game Studios presented a first look at gameplay (watch below!) from the studio’s highly-anticipated Starfield, the next-generation role-playing game. Bethesda is the creator of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4.

The video game will arrive exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023. You’ll be able to play it on day one with Xbox Game Pass.

Starfield Gameplay and 2023 Release Announce

From details on the epic story packed with rich characters to glimpses at the hundreds of planets available to explore, game director Todd Howard revealed a ton of new information in the showcase.

Twenty-five years in the making, Starfield introduces an entirely new frontier to explore – space. In 2330, you join Constellation, the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy.


Venture through the stars and get to know a memorable cast of characters on a quest to answer humanity’s greatest question – what is out there?

In this next-generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey.

True to Bethesda Game Studios’ immersive RPG DNA, customization is key in Starfield. A look at the character creation menu shows off the depth of choice you have when customizing your hero.

Who you will be and who you will become is up to you.

Stake your claim among the stars by building outposts on discovered planets to conduct research and gather resources.

Resources that can be used to upgrade your gear, modify your weapons, and ensure you’re ready to take on any danger you might encounter.

Outfit your unique spaceship with upgradeable parts and customize its interior and exterior. Then, pilot your ship and engage in space combat in real time.

The showcase also gave us a glimpse into some of the planetary environments in Starfield. On the rocky moon of Kreet, you will encounter strange local wildlife and the hostile pirates of the Crimson Fleet. But this is only one of many locations to explore.

As Howard says, “It’s not just this planet, it’s all the planets in the system… and not just this system, but over a hundred systems, over 1,000 planets, all open for you to visit.”

Bethesda Game Studios “can’t wait for all of you to experience the game,” Howard added. “It’s been an incredible journey for us making it, but we know that’s only the beginning, for it’s when all of you play it that the journey begins.”