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Todd Howard Confirms Starfield Launch For November 2022 Is “In Ink”, Development For The Project Was A Now Or Never Ordeal Internally


Posted on November 11, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While Starfield’s announcement felt like it took place in a galaxy lightyears away, it only took place back in 2018 just over three years ago. But despite that, the half-life for development to be fulfilled remains to still be ongoing. In a statement back in November 2020, game director Todd Howard pressed that the new IP is still years away from being realized. Despite that, it was half a year later the team shared it will launch November 2022 next holiday.

Atop of the proper announcement, Bethesda also scheduled the previously-revealed title to be only unique to Xbox Series systems at launch. So much so that the team had to later verify there is no chance for it coming to other systems outside of the Xbox ecosystem. More recently during the Tokyo Game Show, fans learned that Starfield will feature more than 150,000 lines of dialogue – nearly greater than The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & Fallout 4 combined.

In a recent interview with IGN, Howard confirms that the slated release date for November 11th next year is being weighed in heavy by the faith at Bethesda Game Studios. You can view the segment of the interview in the video below:

“We’ve wrote it pretty hard in that [Starfield] trailer,” Howard upon answering a question. Adding, “That felt like some ink. When asked about his certainty on meeting the release date, Howard shares that the team “have our challenges. I will not sit here and say- its a very ambitious game.

“Look, we were, y’know, confident about the date when we put that out there and that our main focus is to make the best game that we possibly can, it’s a very very ambitious game and we’ve been through this a number of times.” Howard also goes on to elaborate the struggles to develop a new IP while staked against IP juggernauts Fallout and The Elder Scrolls as well.

“We felt doing something like Starfield… we’d been wanting to do something else for a long time and play in a new universe, so if not now — I’m going back in time, we started right after Fallout 4, so 2015 — if not now, when? It felt like, if we didn’t do it then, the ‘when’ could be ‘never,’”.

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Source: IGN

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