Bethesda has officially announced the release date for its upcoming open world RPG, Starfield. The Xbox console exclusive arrives on September 6th, 2023, with the studio's upcoming deep dive showcase landing on June 11th.

The news comes by way of a brand-new trailer, featuring some snippets of gameplay alongside Todd Howard himself talking about the team's new launch plans.

"We are so excited to finally tell you when Starfield is coming out this year. We have poured ourselves into this game and even I'm surprised how much we can pour - it is large.

But, also, this June we're going to bring you into the studio and give you a deep dive on the game at our Starfield Direct. There's so much that we still have to show you."

The gameplay clips included in this trailer are teases at best - they're mostly off-screen shots of developers playing the game at Bethesda HQ. Still, from what we can tell it's looking more polished than last summer's showing, although we'll reserve our final judgment on that for June 11th.

Speaking of that date, this announcement has also locked in Xbox's usual summer showcase. The Starfield Direct comes right after Xbox's big summer showcase - June 11th is going to be a big day in the land of Xbox!

What do you reckon to this new date? Earlier or later than you expected? Let us know!