E3 2021: Your first look at Starfield is here at last


After years in development, Bethesda has finally given the first glimpse at Starfield. Bethesda’s first new RPG IP since Fallout 3, Starfield is a science fiction RPG and will be the first to use Bethesda’s updated Creation Engine 2.

The crux of the trailer, which does not show gameplay, is that you are an interstellar explorer. Part of a group called Constellation, your job is to explore new worlds. The trailer calls the player “the beginning of humanity’s final journey.” Mechanically, the game will be a Bethesda RPG in the vein of Skyrim and Fallout.

Check it out the trailer for yourself:

Details beyond this remain fairly scarce. With an eighteen month runway between now and its eventual launch, we fully expect to see more of Starfield over the coming months. Indeed, we’ll probably see it again in a larger capacity at E3 2022.

The ones who’ll be sweating a bit right now are PlayStation 5 owners. Many were wary of Bethesda’s move to Xbox and what it might mean for cross-platform releases. Right now, there’s no word on whether Starfield is a complete Xbox/PC exclusive or if it will come to PlayStation 5 after a period of timed exclusivity.

Starfield will launch November 11, 2022 on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. It will be available Day One on Xbox Game Pass.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.