Bethesda has announced that Starfield and Redfall have been pushed back to “the first half of 2023.”
As announced by Bethesda on Twitter (below), no specific reasons were given for the delays other than that the teams “want to make sure you’re getting the best, most polished versions of it.”
The statement also promises that the first gameplay deep dives for both games will be released “soon” – and you can imagine that during the Xbox/Bethesda Summer Showcase on September 12.
An update on Redfall and Starfield. pic.twitter.com/pqDtx26Uu6
— Bethesda (@bethesda) May 12, 2022
A follow up from Starfields Bethesda Game Studios simply says, “We can’t wait for you to play Starfield, but we still need some time. We are so grateful for all the support and encouragement and look forward to showing you the game soon.”
Arkane followed the tweet with a Message from Redfall’s director, HarveySmith. “Here at Arkane Austin, we’ve made the decision to delay the launch of Redfall,” Smith explained. “The team needs more time to bring the game to life. Thank you for your continued support. Redfall is our most ambitious game yet and we can’t wait to show it soon.”
Starfield previously had a November 11 release date (an important date for Bethesda since Skyrim was released on the same date in 2011). The Xbox console exclusive has revealed a range of details lately, from the game’s companions to its factions to its music – but we’ve never seen any official gameplay.
Redfall kept getting quieter. Announced as Xbox show closer during last year’s E3, Arkane Austin’s new game has been unveiled as an open-world co-op FPS, due out this summer. Since that reveal, however, we haven’t seen anything from the game apart from some leaked images.
The lack of gameplay for both games was seen by some as simply holding back for a big summer drop, but it seems both games are simply not ready for release just yet. They join a long list of games postponed in 2022.
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