After much anticipation, Bethesda’s highly-anticipated video game, Starfield, finally has an official release date. The game was initially set to launch on November 11, 2022, but was delayed until sometime in the first half of 2023 to ensure a high-quality product at launch. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the game’s release date, and today, it has been officially announced that Starfield will launch on September 6, 2023.

Delayed Release Confirmed

The game’s delay had caused disappointment among fans, but they were reassured that it was for the best, as it would result in a better quality game. Despite rumors of a Starfield event after its absence in January’s Developer Direct, news about the game had been scarce, and it seemed unlikely that it would be released in the first half of the year. Today’s announcement confirms the game’s delay and its official release date.

Platforms and GOTY Potential

Starfield will be released on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. The game is considered a strong candidate for Game of the Year in 2023, and fans are eager to see how it will perform upon release.

Potential Changes to Xbox Release Calendar

It’s possible that Starfield’s release date will lead to changes in the Xbox release calendar, but we’ll have to wait and see. For now, fans can mark September 6 on their calendars as the day they can finally experience Starfield.

Tweet Announcement

Starfield’s official Twitter account announced the release date with a short teaser video, which can be viewed below:

“For all, into the starfield— Starfield (@StarfieldGame) March 8, 2023”


After a long wait, Starfield’s official release date has been confirmed, bringing much excitement to fans of the game. With its potential as a GOTY contender, gamers are eagerly anticipating its release on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC on September 6, 2023.