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Starfield might launch in 2021, according to reporter

Starfield might launch in 2021, according to reporter
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Now that the Xbox-Bethesda deal is finally official, everyone's attention is turned back to Starfield and when the heck it's actually coming out, which, according to a journalist, may be at the end of this year.

Venture Beat reporter and often-accurate leaker, Jeff Grub, recently claimed Bethesda plans on unveiling the Sci-Fi RPG at E3 2021 and launching it toward the end of this year.

What's the Starfield release date?

According to Grubb, Bethesda is attempting to target a marketing cycle akin to Fallout 4, where the company revealed it at E3 and then launched the game within the same year. Since Fallout 4 launched in November, it's entirely possible that Starfield will also launch in the same month.

Like with anything that doesn't from an official source, take this with a bit of skepticism. Even Grubb mentioned that the their information might not be accurate if COVID-19 gets in the way of Bethesda's plans. 

However, to Grubb's credit, this information also lines up with a ResetEra user claiming that Bethesda was targeting a 2021 release date as well, but that information was accurate as of a "few months ago," so it's entirely possible things have changed.

Of course, we're not sure how the Xbox-Bethesda deal affects this process, either, and whether or not Starfield will even arrive on consoles outside of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. We're likely to find out more at E3 2021.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is a Senior Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.