Are These Screenshots Our First Look At Bethesda's Starfield?

It's been well over two years since newly-acquired Xbox studio Bethesda first unveiled its new space epic Starfield to the world, but since then we've heard very little about it at all.

However, a few images have been shared online over the past 24 hours that appear to be taken from an early build of the game, including this apparent gameplay shot (via Imgur):

It's impossible to tell whether these images are the real deal, but it certainly looks plausible. There's also a rumour floating around that they're taken from a 2018 version of Starfield, but it's worth taking that with a pinch of salt.

In any case, it doesn't look like Bethesda will be presenting any official trailers or information drops about Starfield anytime soon, but director Todd Howard did recently comment on the game in an interview with Xbox Live's Major Nelson, explaining it has received a "major engine rewrite" and will be something "really, really special."

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