Two of the upcoming long-anticipated games from Bethesda won’t be making their release on the earlier promised dates. In a tweet on Thursday, Microsoft-owned Bethesda announced sci-fi RPG game Starfield and Arkane’s first-person vampire shooter Redfall will now be released “in the first half” of 2023.
Starfield, the biggest upcoming title from Bethesda was originally set to be released on November 11th, 2022, while Redfall was supposed to launch earlier in September. In a tweet to announce the delay on Thursday, Bethesda said the studios have “incredible ambitions” for the upcoming titles and “we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them.”
“We want to thank everyone for their excitement for Redfall and Starfeild. That energy is a huge part of what inspires all of us every day and drives our own excitement for what we are creating,” Bethesda announced. The studio promised to share a deep dive into the gameplay “soon” for both games, and it would most likely be at the June 12th upcoming Xbox and Bethesda showcase.
While fans will be disappointed, the extra time gives the developers the needed time to polish the game. Arkane’s Deathloop was also delayed before finally launching in September 2021 with good reception.