The future holds plenty of possibilities, and Bethesda enjoys providing fans a peek of what the team is working on. Right now, the ample speculation is Starfield, a game Bethesda initially shared during the company’s E3 press conference in 2018. It’s been a few years since it was first teased. Still, now the big curiosity about the game settles on if there’s any planned release date for the science-fiction game, primarily due to Microsoft purchasing ZeniMax, Bethesda’s parent company.
If Starfield does have a release date, would it be a Microsoft exclusive? Probably not. Starfield was supposedly in development well before the deal before the two companies took place. Though, several rumors are going around that Sony had first approached Bethesda about making the game a PlayStation 5 exclusive. However, given that Bethesda is now under the Xbox Games Studios umbrella, it’s fair to say that ship has sailed.
Regardless, Starfield doesn’t appear to be a set release date at this time. It remains an anomaly, save for the teaser trailer Bethesda released alongside the game’s announcement in 2018. The development team has said that this will be the company’s next big AAA game, and after that, they can shift their focus to The Elder Scrolls 6, which may be everyone’s private motivation to learn when this game is coming out.