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Starfield: Release Date, Preorders & Gameplay Trailers

Starfield's release date continues to change, and this guide highlights all the details, preorder bonuses, and gameplay trailers for you.

Starfield is a highly anticipated action-adventure game from the renowned studio Bethesda. It’s being shared as Elder Scrolls in space, creating quite an excitement for eager fans to jump into a science-fiction adventure with an open-world environment and multiple choices.

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Leading up to the game’s arrival on consoles and PC, players may have a few questions. What is the release date for Starfield, what platforms will it be on, and how does the game look? This guide covers the official release date, all preorder bonuses you can receive for grabbing the game before it comes out, and gameplay trailers to keep you in the loop with the developers.

What is Starfield’s release date?

Starfield is set to release on September 6, 2023.

Initially, Starfield was set to come out on November 11, 2022. However, on May 12, 2022, Bethesda announced in a tweet that this would not be the case. Instead, the team has decided to push the release date back for this game and planned to release it sometime in early 2023, but that, too, was pushed back again in another delay.

Many fans might be discouraged by this, but it’s not a massive pushback. Hopefully, Bethesda will keep this release date closer to this timeframe, but time will tell if the team wants to push it back again. If the developers can keep this release date, the end of 2023 could be an exciting one for science fiction fans as they delve into the world of Starfield.

All Starfield Editions, Prices, & What Comes With Them

Starfield Standard Edition

The Standard edition of Starfield includes the base game and the pre-order bonuses if purchased before September 6.

  • Price: $69.99 USD

Starfield Premium Edition

The Starfield Premium edition includes the base game, pre-order bonuses, early access, and a few pieces of extra digital content.

  • Price: $99.99 USD
  • Bonuses
    • Shattered Space Story DLC
    • 5 Days Early Access
    • Constellation Skin Pack: Equinox Laser Rifle, Spacesuit, Helmet and Boost Pack
    • Starfield Digital Artbook & Original Soundtrack

Starfield Premium Edition Upgrade

The Premium Edition Upgrade for Starfield does not include the base game. Instead, it supplies all of the benefits of the Premium Edition for a lower price and can be added to the Game Pass versions of Starfield. It is also available in a physical edition that comes with a couple of extra IRL goodies.

  • Price: $34.99 USD ($31.49 w/Game Pass Discount)
  • Digital Bonuses
    • Shattered Space Story DLC
    • 5 Days Early Access
    • Constellation Skin Pack: Equinox Laser Rifle, Spacesuit, Helmet and Boost Pack
    • Starfield Digital Artbook & Original Soundtrack
  • Physical Bonuses
    • Steelbook Display Case
    • Constellation Patch

Starfield Constellation Edition

The Constellation Edition is the holy grail of collector’s items for Starfield enthusiasts. Sadly, it’s also the hardest to come by as they often sell out the moment they’re restocked. It’s also the priciest edition, offering all the aforementioned bonuses along with some highly coveted gear. And yes, it comes with a digital code for Starfield.

  • Price: $299.99 / £249.99
  • Digital Bonuses
    • Starfield Digital Download
    • Shattered Space Story DLC
    • 5 Days Early Access
    • Constellation Skin Pack: Equinox Laser Rifle, Spacesuit, Helmet and Boost Pack
    • Starfield Digital Artbook & Original Soundtrack
  • Physical Bonuses
    • Starfield Chronomark Watch
    • Constellation Watch Case
    • Steelbook Display Case
    • Constellation Patch

When Is Starfield Early Access?

Players who purchased the Premium Edition (Digital/Physical), Premium Edition Upgrade, or Constellation Edition will receive up to five days of early access to Starfield. Depending on your timezone, Starfield early access will begin around August 31 – September 1.

Starfield Preload Date For Xbox & PC

Starfield will be available for preload on Xbox Series X|S well before early access launches, giving players plenty of time to download the game, even with snail-like internet.

  • Starfield can be preloaded on Xbox Series X|S on August 17
  • Starfield can be preloaded on PC via Steam on August 30

All Starfield Preorder Bonuses

Bethesda has revealed two pieces of digital content for players who pre-order Starfield. These are in addition to the bonuses for purchasing different editions and are granted to players who plan on playing via Game Pass.

The Starfield Pre-order bonuses are as follows:

  • Old Mars skin for Deep Mining Helmet & Pack
  • Old Mars skin for Laser Cutter

Does The Starfield Premium Edition Upgrade Work For Game Pass?

Yes, if you plan on playing Starfield on Xbox or PC via Game Pass, the Premium Edition Upgrade is compatible with your digital edition. The Premium Edition Upgrade retails at $34.99, but Game Pass owners can purchase the upgrade at a discounted price of $31.49.

All Starfield Gameplay Trailers

A handful of gameplay trailers have highlighted what fans can look forward to when they get their hands on Starfield. The first video is the official announcement trailer of Starfield.

In this next video, we’d like to share details of some behind-the-scenes videos on the making of Starfield and what players can expect moving forward.

The next video we want to post details a fully playable region of Starfield, which was shown during the Xbox Showcase in 2022. This is a 15-minute gameplay trailer showing some polished footage of what players can expect when they dive into the game.

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