Bethesda has announced via Twitter that both Starfield and Redfall are delayed until 2023.
Given that these are both hotly anticipated titles with a ton of hype following them, I cannot fault Bethesda or wanting more time.
With that said, I cannot say that this isn’t disappointing news, as I was looking forward to playing these during the holidays. However, I totally understand the need to put out the best possible game to launch a new IP. Look at what happened to Cyberpunk 2077.
Bethesda’s highly anticipated Xbox Series X/S and PC exclusive is still a year away, but they have offered up a little behind-the-scenes sneak peek.
The seven-minute mini-documentary titled Into the Starfield: The Endless Pursuit, features Game Director Todd Howard, Studio Director Angela Browder, and Art Director Matt Carofano. The trio discusses how science fiction is a bit of a departure for Bethesda Game Studios. They also detail how the studio’s staff’s ambitions, passions, and history have helped to shape Starfield.
The video offers up very little in terms of gameplay, but there was an interesting anecdote from Todd Howard. He teases that Starfield has “two step-out moments.”
What are these so-called “step-out” moments? We have to wait just under a year to find out.
Come on Playstation fans, did you really think Microsoft would let this come out on the PS5?
In an in-depth article on GQ UK covering Phil Spencer’s tenure at Xbox, Spencer essentially puts any and all speculation to rest.
“It’s not about punishing any other platform, like I fundamentally believe all of the platforms can continue to grow… But in order to be on Xbox, I want us to be able to bring the full complete package of what we have. And that would be true when I think about Elder Scrolls VI. That would be true when I think about any of our franchises.”
Seems pretty definitive to me. I mean, he does not outright say exclusive, so I guess the door is ever so slightly open.
Folks are excited for Starfield, the long awaited new IP from Bethesda. PlayStation fans in particular are butt hurt that there is a real possibility that it’s not coming to the PS5. Bethesda now owned by Microsoft, so it makes sense that this title will be exclusive to Microsoft.
PlayStation fans are persistent so they continue to pester Bethesda with questions. At a Gamescon interview, Pete Hines and Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg were peppered with questions. Hines also states that, “I don’t know if I would go so far as to say you’re done ever playing stuff on PlayStation…. “Starfield, it was announced as a thing that’s an Xbox exclusive… I don’t know if I would go so far as to say you’re done ever playing stuff on PlayStation. But again, I don’t know the answer to that right now.”
Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg was a bit more direct via Twitter.
Will this ever come to end? Why is it so hard to fathom that this game is exclusive to Xbox, full stop.
I’ve been struggling recently on what games I’ll be playing this year. I’ve been playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order right now, which is quite enjoyable. However, I’ve been at a loss on what I’m going to play once I complete Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Sure, I could go back to playing Destiny 2, but I think I’m done with that game. What games going to be worth playing with new consoles on the horizon?
Then, I was reminded that Doom: Eternal is right around the corner. A new gameplay trailer dropped recently and WOOOOOOOOOOO!
This trailer makes me want to run through a fucking brick wall and punch someone in the face, but in a good way.
Bethesda announced some cool shit at their E3 2019 press conference last night, but two games in particular really blew me away.
There is nothing hotter than two smokes blowing away Nazis in the most over the top violent way possible.
Wolfenstein:Youngblood, which launches on July 26 on the XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC stars the BJ Blazkowicz’s daughters, Jess and Soph, as they search for their missing dad, while killing every Nazi who gets in their way.
There’s a cool wrinkle also thrown in, where you can play the came solo as one sister while the other backs you up as your AI wing man, or you can play with your friend in co-op.
Also shown off yesterday at Bethesda’s news conference was more gameplay of Doom Eternal.
Really, what more can you say about this? There’s a bit more story and character development this time, but chainsawing demons with extreme prejudice never gets old. This time, you’ll be able to kill hell-spawn on earth, heaven, and hell. Ronnie James Dio would be happy.
If dismembering the spawn of hell is your jam, then you’ll will get the chance to do so when Doom Eternal launches on November 22.