Bethesda’s upcoming Starfield aims for a release in 2021, and Microsoft’s recent acquisition does not seem to introduce any obstructions. Insider NateDrake has discovered that the company aimed for a release this year in a recent discussion on ResetEra.
The answer came by NateDrake to a thread posted by VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, and it says that “There has been a strong hope & desire to have Starfield launch this yr. How major the impacts due to COVID have been on the title is anyone’s guess, but 2021 was the intended goal for release as of a few months ago.”
“Right. I’m not saying it’ll 100% for certain happen; but, as of late last year, I was hearing the goal was to launch this year. But it is a Bethesda game and delays or issues may arise to prevent the release from coming.” – NateDrake continued.
The only big factor in this story is Microsoft. Recently, Microsoft has acquired Zenimax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, which may have a major impact on Starfield’s release. If the goal was for this year’s release, it may be perfect to accompany the next-gen consoles’ release. But, speaking for a vast project like Starfield, it may be stalled for a later release date. Last to mention is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused many traumas across developing studios, leading to multiple delays.