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We May Know When We'll Get Our First Look At Starfield

Details surrounding "Starfield" have been hazy since it was announced by Bethesda at E3 2018 — and even that trailer featured little more than a logo. Now, it sounds like fans are only a few weeks away from properly seeing what "Starfield" has in store for the first time.  

In an interview with French publication Le Figaro (translation via VGC), Matt Booty, the head of Xbox Game Studios, offered some insight into how Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda are doing. Booty told Le Figaro that a joint Xbox and Bethesda press conference will be taking place in a couple of weeks, around mid-June. This roughly lines up with E3 2021, which takes place June 12-15. Considering the fact hat Microsoft has previously confirmed its presence at E3, it seems like a good bet that the Bethesda/Microsoft press conference may occur there.

To go one step further, Bloomberg's Jason Schreier has said on Twitter that "Starfield" will have some kind of presence at E3. While it seems like a no-brainer that Bethesda would be integrated into Xbox's E3 conference, history has made people question it. 

Bethesda has had its own conference in past years, running 90 to 120 minutes, which could be hard to fit into an already 2-hour Xbox conference. In addition to that fact, ZeniMax Media (the parent company of Bethesda) has eight studios in it, including Arkane Studios, Machine Games, and Tango Gameworks. In other words, there are now a ton of studios to try and squeeze into a single Xbox conference.

Schrödinger's Starfield

There are still many unanswered questions surrounding "Starfield," including whether or not the game will be coming to PlayStation platforms and when exactly the game will be releasing. On the first topic, GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb said on Twitter that he has confirmed that "Starfield" will be exclusive to Xbox and PC. This comes after Xbox head Phil Spencer had said that the acquisition of Bethesda was meant to bring exclusives to platforms where Xbox Game Pass exists. While that quote was seemingly definitive and spelled bad news for PlayStation fans, there was enough wiggle room for people to not give up hope.

Meanwhile, Jason Schreier has tweeted that the release date he has heard for "Starfield" is some time in late 2022, saying that the game is nowhere near done and that the majority of Bethesda was working on "Fallout 76" until 2019. In a response to that tweet, Tom Warren, senior editor at The Verge, agreed that the game is not coming out in 2021.

If that is the case, then any "Starfield" news or reveals in the near future (if they're truly happening soon) may be limited to another short teaser or screenshots. As with all things "Starfield," fans will simply have to wait for Bethesda to make an announcement.