star fieldThe next biggest title from Microsoft-owned Bethesda has been pushed back to the first half of 2023. according to a studio tweet. The game was originally scheduled to release on November 11, 2022, a tribute to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimrelease date. The new space exploration game, for which Bethesda has released very few details (and, to date, no actual gameplay footage), will receive additional development time, as will red fallArkane’s team vampire co-op shooter that was announced by surprise last year.
Both games are likely to be shown on Presentation of the next Bethesda games on June 12, so this early announcement is likely intended to set expectations ahead of time. Speaking of setting expectations, if Bethesda shows any Elder Scrolls VI footage, keep in mind that it’s probably (sadly) still years away from coming to consoles and PC.
Hello everyone, as you may have seen, we have decided to delay the release of #red fall. The team needs more time to bring the game to life. Thank you very much for your continued support. Redfall is our most ambitious game yet, and we can’t wait to show it off soon. pic.twitter.com/H0y0NlXlJc
—Harvey Smith (@Harvey1966) May 12, 2022
Few games have avoided major delays during the pandemic, as production and collaboration are more difficult when taking place at home rather than in the office. At this point, any game’s tentative release date is almost expected to be pushed back, regardless of company. For example, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was recently pushed from its planned holiday release to 2023.