Bethesda's Space RPG Game Starfield Not Releasing Soon [Updated]

Bethesda E3 2018 Starfield

Update: Todd Howard official announced Starfield at their E3 2018 briefing but labels it a next-gen game.

As rumors of Bethesda's E3 offerings continue to circle, it looks like the long-awaited Starfield could be coming sooner than we thought..

The gaming studio will once again be a big part of E3, and with a couple of months to go before the expo, the internet is awash with rumors and teases of potential announcements. Gaming fans are already pumped for Bethesda's potential Doom 2 announcement, but there's no denying that Starfield would be a noteworthy announcement in its own right.

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Dubbed Fallout in space, the gaming world seems to have forgotten about Starfield until now. When a post by ResetEra user AAMARMO suggested that the title could be a mobile game, it was quickly rebuffed by fan Potterson's claims that not only will Starfield follow in the footsteps of the Fallout games, but that it is coming to E3. Such wild claims could lead to Potterson being banned from the forum; however, administrators have issued the following statement:

"At this time administrators cannot verify the contents of the quoted post made by Potterson in this thread are accurate. However, the user has shared information with us that suggests they could be in a position to know the information they claim in the post. As always, ResetEra members take full responsibility for what they post."

Bethesda Starfield game

An open world first-person shooter in the same vein as the ever-popular Fallout series, Starfield is thought to exist in the same universe as radroaches and Pip-Boy, but takes the premise up into the cosmos. For the first time ever, the series could move away from the apocalyptic wasteland of the Commonwealth or New Vegas and head even further into the future. Given Fallout's already dystopian tone, it would be amazing to see where Bethesda's imagination could go in space.

Starfield has reportedly been in development since Fallout 3's release in 2008 and was reported to be a big reveal of E3 2017. Now, could it be second time lucky for the space-faring RPG? Bethesda has developed a habit of announcing games just months before they hit the shelves, so E3 could be the perfect time for Starfield to unveil itself.  However, with Starfield trademarks having existed for a number of years now, who is to say that the latest round of rumors are anything to take note of?

Fallout has already made a name for itself in the sci-fi genre, but just imagine a world where psychotic robots roam around the cavernous halls of a space station and take on the remnants of human life. The studio is clearly working on something big for E3, but it's best to take everything with a very large grain of salt for the time being. If Starfield really is coming though, prepare to look to the stars for something new, especially if the game makes its debut at E3.

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Source: ResetEra

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