Bethesda announced that Starfield and Redfall have been delayed to “the first half of 2023”.
Bethesda announced on Twitter (below), that no specific reasons were given for the delay, other than saying the teams “want to make sure you get the best, most polished versions of it.”
The statement also promises that the first deep gameplay insights for both games will be released “soon” — and you can imagine that coming during the Xbox/Bethesda summer show on June 12.
Update on Redfall and Starfield. pic.twitter.com/pqDtx26Uu6
– Bethesda 12 May 2022
a tracking Starfield’s Bethesda Game Studios simply says, “We can’t wait to play Starfield, but we need more time. We are so grateful for all the support and encouragement and are excited to bring the game to you soon.”
Follow Arkane on Tweet with a Message from Redfall Manager, Harvey Smith. “Here at Arkane Austin, we’ve decided to delay the launch of Redfall,” Smith explained. “The team needs more time to bring the game to life. Thank you so much for your continued support. Redfall is our most ambitious game yet, and we can’t wait to review it soon.”
Starfield previously had a release date of November 11 (an important date for Bethesda, given that Skyrim was released on the same date in 2011). The Xbox exclusive recently showed off a number of details, from game companions, to factions, to their music – but we’ve never seen official gameplay.
Redfall was calmer than ever. Announced that the Xbox premiere was approaching during last year’s E3, the new game from Arkane Austin was introduced as an open-world co-op FPS and is set to launch this summer. However, since that was revealed, we haven’t seen anything from the game, except for a few leaked images.
Some have seen the lack of gameplay for both games as just a downturn due to a huge drop over the summer, but the truth seems to be that both games aren’t ready for release yet. They join a long list of games that have been delayed in 2022.
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