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Bethesda’s flagship Elder Scrolls in Spaaaaaaace RPG, Starfield, and Arkane’s brilliant-looking Redfall, delayed into 2023.

Xbox has just announced its E3 briefing summer 2022 Games Showcase briefing, scheduled for June 12, 2022. (I’m not gonna lie, we’re missing E3 this year. It’s sad to be dreaming of being bathed in green light in the Microsoft Theatre, but here we are.)

It makes sense, then, to manage expectations, that Bethesda – now an Xbox subsidiary – has come out early to announce delays to its two most-anticipated games. Because if the release windows for Starfield and Redfall weren’t reaffirmed at that Xbox briefing, people would be bugging them about it.

In the now ubiquitous image-with-a-wall-of-apology-text tweet, Bethesda said:

“We’ve made the decision to delay the launches of Redfall and Starfield to the first half of 2023.

The teams at Arkane Austin (Redfall) and Bethesda Game Studios (Starfield) have incredible ambitions for their games, and we want to ensure that you receive the best, most polished versions of them.

We want to thank everyone for their excitement for Redfall and Starfield. That energy is a huge part of what inspires all of us every day and drives our own excitement for what we are creating.

We can’t wait to share our first deep dive into the gameplay for both Redfall and Starfield soon.

Thank you for your support.”

Which is totally fine. Take as long as you need; we’ll wait.

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