Bethesda announces Starfield and Redfall have been delayed to 2023

midian182

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What just happened? One of the most anticipated upcoming game releases of this year, Starfield, won't be arriving in 2022. Bethesda announced that its RPG has been delayed along with Redfall into the first half of 2023, news that will disappoint many gamers looking forward to playing the so-called 'Skyrim in Space.'

A tweet from Bethesda announcing the delays doesn't go into any great detail as to why Starfield and Redfall have been postponed, beyond the usual excuse of requiring extra time to add polish to the games.

"We've made the decision to delay the launches of Redfall and Starfield to the first half of 2023. The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them," it reads.

The post did have some good news in that we can expect to see our first deep dives into both titles' gameplay this summer.

Starfield's Steam page went live back in December, but the game wasn't due to launch until November 11 this year–the same date Skyrim arrived back in 2011. We said at the time that this was dependent on it avoiding the delays we're so used to seeing from large, highly anticipated games. Given how little Bethesda has shown of Starfield so far, missing that date isn't too surprising.

Starfield's Steam page, which still shows 11.11.22 as the planned release date, notes that it will be Bethesda Studios' first original RPG in 25 years. Let's hope it lives up to the hype.

The Starfield announcement will likely overshadow the fact that Redfall has also been delayed into 2023. Arkane Austin's four-player co-op vampire FPS was shown off at last year's E3. It looks pretty interesting, especially for those who enjoy the likes of Left 4 Dead/Back 4 Blood and the Warhammer: Vermintide games.

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George Keech

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I honestly didnt even think it was announced for 2022, put it this way a game will barley ever release the same year if no gameplay has been shown.
 

George Keech

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Doesn't matter if they delay it until 2025...This is a Bethesda RPG, it will still launch in a broken, bug ridden mess that will need 12mths worth of patches to fix.
True but this would be the first game since Fallout 76 so I imagine they are being more carful than normal - Although you never know
 

Theinsanegamer

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True but this would be the first game since Fallout 76 so I imagine they are being more carful than normal - Although you never know
Careful? This is bethesda. They still sold million of copies and made buko bucks off of the busted arse 76, and fallout 4 broke sales records despite, by all accounts, being blander then 3 or new vegas. Game slike halo infinite are succesful with no content, 2042 is succesful while being nearly unplayable.

They could release a game that punches you through your TV screen and it would sell millions. They dont care, as no broken game of theirs has lost money yet.
 

AMN3S1AC

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Where does that leave MS and Xbox for the holiday period....do they have another big title to fill that space?
 

FaTaL

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Fallout76 is not that bad now. I started playing it for first time few weeks ago.
alas starfield will be a cluster fck. I mean, they coded it while WFH.... so its all COVIDs fault right.
 

George Keech

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Careful? This is bethesda. They still sold million of copies and made buko bucks off of the busted arse 76, and fallout 4 broke sales records despite, by all accounts, being blander then 3 or new vegas. Game slike halo infinite are succesful with no content, 2042 is succesful while being nearly unplayable.

They could release a game that punches you through your TV screen and it would sell millions. They dont care, as no broken game of theirs has lost money yet.
True although I think Personally it does have an effect if there is a consistent brokenness. I think both DICE and Bioware are in this situation 2 games in a row that were disaster launches. but maybe that's giving the consumer more braincells than they have
 

AMN3S1AC

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Fallout76 is not that bad now. I started playing it for first time few weeks ago.
alas starfield will be a cluster fck. I mean, they coded it while WFH.... so its all COVIDs fault right.
It was released long before Covid.