Prepare for launch. Bethesda Game Studios’ ambitious sci-fi open-world RPG Starfield has gone gold. This means that the launch version of the game, barring any Cyberpunk 2077 level of mishap, should be ready with physical discs being manufactured for shipment.
Even better news, Starfield will support pre-loading both on Xbox Series X|S and PC (including on Steam).
Starfield will be ready for pre-loading tomorrow, August 17, on Xbox and Windows PC (Microsoft Store, the version that is part of PC Game Pass).
On Steam, pre-loads begin on August 30. That’s about two weeks from now, but one week ahead of launch.
Starfield’s install size on PC, in particular the Microsoft Store version, is 138.84GB while the Steam page recommends having 125GB in storage.
Starfield is a new IP, the first one in decades, from Bethesda Game Studios. The team is most famous for working on The Elder Scrolls series (a new one is confirmed to be in development after this game) and is the current owner of the Fallout series. Players are expected to travel to space in a world where humanity has settled the stars but still has more space for exploring.
A 45-minutes worth of gameplay breakdown was revealed for Starfield was revealed back in June in the Starfield Direct, which should give a good idea what to expect from this title.
Starfield will launch in stores on September 6 for Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam, Microsoft Store). The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass at launch.