Bethesda Is Putting The 'Finishing Touches' On Starfield, Says Todd Howard

Xbox delivered the kind of megaton announcement we're not so fond of recently, when it delayed Starfield into 2023. Despite that unfortunate news, it seems the game is coming along nicely, at least according to studio head Todd Howard.

Multiple Xbox execs and devs recently spoke about the company's upcoming plans ahead of the big summer showcase this weekend. Todd Howard chimed in, saying "We are putting the finishing touches on Starfield, which is an incredible opportunity for us".

That's music to our ears, especially with the delay into 2023. It should mean that, ultimately, Starfield is getting the polish time it needs to deliver a smoother launch than recent Bethesda Game Studios releases. Xbox Boss Phil Spencer seems pretty stoked about its release too:

"Starfield for me is a unique opportunity. Todd Howard has been a friend for an awful long time, and the fact that Bethesda Game Studios is working on a new IP, which has been a long time [coming]... This will be a hallmark for us – in terms of the acquisition of ZeniMax, getting to work with Todd, and bringing this game to market."

We should have a clearer idea of how far along the game really is at Sunday's Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. The fun starts June 12th at 10am PT / 1pm EST / 6pm BST.

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