Bethesda has announced that Starfield and Redfall have been delayed until “the first half of 2023”.
Announced by Bethesda on Twitter (below), no specific reasons were given for the delays, other than to say that the teams “want to make sure you get the best, most polished versions of it.”
The statement also promises that the first gameplay deep dives for both games will be released “soon” – and you can imagine that would come during the Xbox/Bethesda Summer Showcase on June 12.
An update on Redfall and Starfield. pic.twitter.com/pqDtx26Uu6
— Bethesda (@bethesda) May 12, 2022
A follow up of Starfield’s Bethesda Game Studios simply says, “We can’t wait for you to play Starfield, but we need a little more time. We are so grateful for all the support and encouragement and look forward to showing you the game soon.”
Arkane followed up the tweet with a message from the director of Redfall, Harvey Smith. “Here at Arkane Austin, we’ve decided to postpone the launch of Redfall,” explains Smith. “The team needs more time to bring the game to life. Thank you so much for your continued support. Redfall is our most ambitious game yet, and we can’t wait to show it soon.”
Starfield previously had a release date of November 11 (an important date for Bethesda, as Skyrim was released on the same date in 2011). The Xbox exclusive console has been showing off some details recently, from the game’s companions to the factions and the music, but we’ve never seen official gameplay.
Redfall has always been quieter. Announced as Xbox’s show closer at E3 last year, Arkane Austin’s new game was introduced as an open world co-op FPS, set to release this summer. However, since that reveal, we haven’t seen anything from the game other than some leaked images.
The lack of gameplay for both games has been seen by some as waiting for a big drop over the summer, but it seems that both games are just not ready for release yet. They join a long list of games that have been postponed in 2022.