In a recent interview with The Guardian, Bethesda's Todd Howard revealed that Starfield active development started after completing Fallout 4 i.e. 2-3 years. However, fans should not expect Starfield to release anytime soon - "everyone should be very patient," said Howard.
Todd Howard and GamesBeat had an interesting conversation about Bethesda Game Studios and the next few titles coming from the developer at GameLab in Barcelona, and among the other things they discussed Starfield.
During its presentation, Starfield has been revealed as a next-gen RPG, which let many of us wondering which platforms it could be aiming for. In an interview, Bethesda’s Todd Howard provided a new statement to clarify on that.
“I think a lot of people don’t understand what the word 'engine' stands for. They think the engine is this one thing, we view it as technology. There’s a lot of different pieces and for every game, parts of that change,” says Todd Howard.
At Live Q&A at E3 2018, Todd Howard revealed that their next-gen new IP Starfield is currently in full production and playable internally, whereas Elder Scrolls VI is in pre-production and not playable.