The Starfield release date rumors continue with Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier tweeting yesterday about how Bethesda would “tease” a release date at E3. He noted that the date is in “late 2022” and that one should keep their expectations in check. This led to a reply from Direct-Feed Games who was told the plan was to “slap a ‘2022’ window on it at E3.”
However, this could mean a release window that’s as late as Q3/Q4 2022. “Initially I heard first half of 2022; but, I was shown & given better information in recent days,” said the user. Schreier responded that this was not correct and the plan was to announce a “specific” date at E3 2021.
Recently, Schreier tweeted that the planned release date for Starfield was “way later” than most people were expecting and that it was “nowhere near done.” The majority of Bethesda Game Studios had reportedly been working on Fallout 76 till 2019 while a smaller team was on Starfield. From a logistical standpoint, it’s definitely hard to believe that it could arrive this year.
However, this is the first time that a credible source is suggesting a late 2022 release. Stay tuned for more details when E3 2021 rolls around on June 12th to 15th especially with Microsoft and Bethesda combining their conferences this year.
Let me make this very clear: Bethesda's plan is to tease a release date for Starfield at E3. That date is in *late* 2022. I'll leave the specifics to them. But please keep your expectations in check and refrain from sending death threats when the other rumors turn out to be false
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 20, 2021
All of this matches information I have heard this week.
The plan is to slap a '2022' window on it at E3 but the release window for Starfield could be as late as Q3/Q4 of 2022.
Initially I heard first half of 2022; but, I was shown & given better information in recent days. https://t.co/Tk0VIQxe3g
— Direct-Feed Games (@DirectFeedGames) May 20, 2021
To be clear, this is not correct. The plan is to announce a specific date at E3
— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 21, 2021