I have some sad and not at all surprising news to report. Both Starfield and Redfall have been delayed.
In a tweet this morning Bethesda said:
“We’ve made the decision to delay the launches of Redfall and Starfield to the first half of 2023.
The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Games Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them.
We want to thank everyone for their excitement for Redfall and Starfield. That energy is a huge part of what inspires all of us every day and drives our own excitement for what we are creating.
We can’t wait to share out first deep dive into the gameplay for both Redfall and Starfield soon.
Thank you for your support.”
A follow-up tweet from Bethesda Games Studios added:
“We can’t wait for you to play Starfield, but we need some more time.
We’re so thankful for all the support and encouragement and are excited to show you the game soon.”
And another tweet from Redfall director Harvery Smith said:
“Here are Arkane Austin, we’ve decided to delay the launch of Redfall. 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 show it off soon.”
We can all hope that the “soon” mentioned for the gameplay deep dives might mean at the Xbox/Bethesda Summer Showcase slated for June 12th.
This delay is an especially big deal for Starfield as it means Bethesda will miss the symbolically important 11-11-22 release date connected to their most successful game, Skyrim.