Starfield: Everything we know about Bethesda’s next-gen RPG ahead of E3 2019

After being rumoured for years, Bethesda finally unveiled Starfield to the world at E3 2018. The upcoming sci-fi RPG is a brave departure for a studio that has spent years nurturing Fallout and Elder Scrolls into the juggernauts they are today. Now, this new IP is set to usher in the next generation with an experience we’re hoping will be truly epic.

Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know about Starfield including all the latest news, release date, gameplay and more ahead of E3 2019.

What is Starfield?

Little is known about Starfield thus far beyond the fact it’s Bethesda’s first new IP in 25 years or so. For a studio so beloved, stepping out of the box and diving into something new is incredibly exciting. 

From what we know, players can expect a huge, expansive sci-fi RPG that rivals the best in the genre, and one that will also take advantage of next generation hardware. Yep, that likely means PS5 and Xbox Two. Perhaps it will compete alongside CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077

Starfield Trailer  – how does it look?

You can watch the announcement trailer for Starfield from E3 2018 below:

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Starfield release date – when is it coming out?

There’s no release date in sight for Starfield. However, as mentioned above, it will be a next or cross-generational title, so we can expect more details once Sony and Microsoft lift the lid on new hardware. But when will that be? Our money is on sometime in 2019.

Starfield news – what’s the latest?

A recent interview with VentureBeat confirmed that Starfield has been in development for over 10 years, and now, Bethesda is dedicating a full development team to finishing it. That is, as soon as Fallout 76 launches in November 2018.

“We just talked about it, and then I guess it really picked up steam — we’re going to do this, register the trademark, about five years ago,” Howard told VentureBeat. “Then we would talk about it from time to time during that period. What are we going to do? And we started work right after Fallout 4 was finished.”

Bethesda received a bit of criticism following the announcement of Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6 due to how they’re likely several years away from release, with the latter even further so. When pressed about this, Howard said, “It’s better to say we’re making it. It makes life easier for us.” Fair enough, and it also stops rumours from swirling around.

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