The long-awaited Starfield finally released on Xbox and PC back in early September, and the consensus around launch was largely positive - including here at Pure Xbox where we scored the game 9/10. However, despite a decent Steam reception on release (the game sat at a 'Mostly Positive' rating for a good while), the Bethesda RPG has now dropped into the 'Mixed' review category on the PC platform.
If you head over to Valve's storefront right now, Starfield has a Mixed overall rating based on just over 75K reviews. Of course, these are all user ratings where the reception is often a little more harsh, but it's still disappointing to see the game drop into a lower category here.
For comparisons' sake, Bethesda Game Studios' three previous releases — Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 — all have 'Positive' ratings in some fashion. Yes, even Fallout 76 now has a 'Mostly Positive' rating after multiple updates from the BGS team.
Now, there's every chance that Starfield's rating could improve - Fallout 76 hasn't always sat on that positive review spectrum on Steam. In this case, we'll be keeping an eye on things as time progresses and more Starfield updates land - we just thought this was an interesting development in the release of Xbox's first big Bethesda RPG.