Bethesda officially announced fans will have to wait a little bit longer to get play either of the studio’s next major titles on Thursday. Both Starfield and Refall will face a delay until “the first half of 2023,” which could mean that fans have to wait until June of next year.
Starfield, being developed by Bethesda Game Studios, was originally slated for a release on Nov. 11, 2022, the 11th year anniversary of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Redfall is in development by Arkane Studios and was primed for a release in September 2022.
It’s unclear exactly when either game will release, now. The reasoning behind the delay for both titles is to give the developers more time to fine-tune the final build.
An update on Redfall and Starfield. pic.twitter.com/pqDtx26Uu6
— Bethesda (@bethesda) May 12, 2022
Arkane Studios stated on Twitter that “the team needs more time to bring the game to life.” Bethesda Game Studios echoed this sentiment, saying they simply “need more time.” While this is disappointing for many fans, a delay does help ensure that both games will be ready and polished whenever they do launch.
The good news is both Starfield and Redfall might have a release delay, but their gameplay trailers will not. The Xbox Games Showcase is coming up in one month’s time, and it’s expected that Todd Howard, the front-man for Bethesda, will dive into gameplay for both titles at the event. This will be the first taste of gameplay for Starfield and Redfall.
It’s unclear exactly how much gameplay will be shown off, but fans should expect a lengthy demo for each upcoming title. The Xbox Games Showcase is slated to begin on June 12.
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