It seems Starfield rumours and leaks are dropping every other day. Just recently it was reported that the game would be exclusive to Xbox and PC, and now it looks like we may have a rough date on when that release could be.
As part of a recent Kinda Funny Gamecast, Blessing Adeoye Jr and the crew speculated that the game could possibly be releasing in Q1 2022. To add to this, know industry insider Jeff Grubb later tweeted out to Adeoye JR, reportedly confirming he was "right about Starfield['s] release date".
Originally, rumours pinpointed a release window of the holiday season this year, with Grubb himself even suggesting so. It appears plans may have changed - most lively due to the COVID-19 pandemic - which has pushed the title a few months back into Q1 2022.
Both Xbox and Bethesda are slated to make an appearance at E3 next month, with rumours signalling the two companies will be combining their shows to deliver 'one big showcase'. It also seems Xbox has a busy holiday period on the horizon too, with Halo Infinite, and the heavily rumoured Forza Horizon 5 set to make an appearance. If Starfield was to release, it could be prove to be overkill, making a departure to early 2022 a safe bet.
When do you think we'll see Starfield release? Let us know in the comments below.
[source youtube.com, via twitter.com]
All these "insiders" tripping over themselves with their rumours, just wait to hear it from Microsoft themselves
If this is true then at least the delay was internal and people didn't have to know about it. Probably why Bethesda has been so quiet about the project because they didn't want to give out a release date prematurely.
@LtSarge Agreed! There have been too many launch dates announced far to early then pushed in recent years. It's completely unnecessary and often just leaves some bad blood all around.
Much better for ALL to be quiet and only announce when 99% certain you can hit the date.
Seems like old Jeff has a lot riding on E3, He's "confirmed" so many things for this year/next year.
Microsoft needs more than just the game that should've been out last year (Halo Infinite). If Starfield isn't coming til 2022, they need to have one of their other big games to come this fall.
@Deadcow this really, its fun to guess but lets not pretend these in the know types are engaging in more than ever so slightly more well informed guess work.
The sacred Grubb at it again.
This guy really needs to get more than one source with a passing comment before he opens his mouth.
If they have Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5 coming in Q4 of 2021 then I think it’s not a bad thing to have another big game starting off 2022. Probably a good thing.
After the backlash received by Cyburpunk clearly having been released prematurely in order to be out in time for the pre-Christmas sales, I think every company is now re-evaluating their release schedules. It's likely more important to Bethesda (known for often releasing buggy open-world games) and Microsoft (who are likely wanting to ensure the quality of released on to the GamePass) to release a quality assured game, than rush it out for pre-Christmas. Indeed, with the game releasing straight on to the GamePass, Christmas sales may not hold the relevance that they might have once held...
I can also confirm that person I've never heard of is right. Until tomorrow when a different "rumour" comes out. Then I can confirm that one.
What do these people get out of "confirming" stuff on Twitter? If they know why wouldn't they say it before now? Or do they think someone on a podcast speculating is a second source so now they've got their two sources? Maybe they just want to feel cool and be relevant for a news cycle until the next rumour hits...
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