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Industry Insiders Douse Flames Claiming Starfield Launching In 2021


Posted on May 20, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While fans remain adamant in regards for hype surrounding Bethesda’s Starfield, there are virtually no details behind the next-generation title coming in the forthcoming future. Noted that Bethesda did issue a teaser trailer predating back to E3 2018, the firm since has yet to return for more on the game officially. But, other claims continue to surface as of most recently.

For one, the title’s unique nature for Xbox systems: while announced prior to the acquisition of Bethesda parent company Zenimax Media by Microsoft, insiders indicate the game to be exclusive to the platform. Originally, Windows Central’s Jez Corden issued the first tip to the game being only on Xbox. But, GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb followed by Niko Partners’ David Ahmad corroborated the claim in a recent string of tweets this past week.

But, the most overambitious rumor happens to be a 2021 release for the game. While it is likely an announcement is to take place in 2021, there is no direct evidence to implicate the game is launching this year. And to reinforce any misinformation, Bloomberg Tech’s Jason Schreier went to douse any remaining flames.

In a follow-up tweet, Schreier wrote, “What people might not realize is that the bulk of Bethesda Game Studios, including the MD office, was working on Fallout 76 until it launched. Starfield’s team was very small until 2019.” Adding, “Rumors that the game was planned for 2020 or far into production then are just not true.”

Even The Verge’s Tom Warren adds his judgment on the matter by responding, “yup, not coming this year.” In the past, even Bethesda’s Todd Howard commented on the placement of Starfield’s release. While not being very specific as to when it is to launch, he did tell it is still “a while” away. But, reiterated it to be ahead of the release for The Elder Scrolls VI.

Recently, a new rumor emerged for Starfield. In that, sources familiar with the development of the game insist that Tom Cruise is to be a lead role for the game. The claim happens to be a follow-up to a tweet from Bethesda back in 2018. You can read the full report by heading here.

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