The day has finally arrived. Somewhere, in another universe among the starfield, Bethesda has just launched its latest sprawling RPG to massive fanfare. Sadly, as well all know, it didn't work out that way here on Planet Earth, with Starfield being delayed into 2023 earlier this year. Fans haven't forgot the game's initial 11/11/22 release date though, and they're marking its passing online.
"Today was supposed to be the day" notes one Reddit thread, where user twinb27 marks the date by posting an in-game screenshot that showcases the famous old release date. Bethesda first launched Skyrim on that date back in 2011, and it felt right for the team to gun for that same launch 11 years later.
In the end, it wasn't meant to be.
The mood is a little sombre we have to admit; this would have been Bethesda Game Studios' first single-player RPG since 2015's Fallout 4. It's safe to say fans were incredibly excited for a new IP from Bethesda as well, especially in a year where the AAA game slate hasn't exactly been stacked, especially from Xbox Game Studios.
Still, it's not all bad news. As far as we know right now, Starfield is still aiming to launch in the first half of 2023; it hasn't been cancelled or anything like that! We're hopeful that the team is getting the time and resources it needs to make Starfield as fantastic as possible for its 2023 launch.