KEY POINTS

  • "Starfield" might launch as an Xbox exclusive title
  • The game is an action-adventure sci-fi RPG
  • Bethesda has not yet revealed the game's release date

Bethesda has not yet revealed the release date or launch platforms for its space-faring game "Starfield." However, it seems PlayStation gamers will not be able to get their hands on the game on day one.

The latest information about "Starfield" launch platforms has come from GamesBeat video games reporter Jeff Grubb. On Saturday, Grubb tweeted, "Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC. Period. This is me confirming that." The reporter has not revealed the source of information, but he had offered multiple accurate Xbox-related leaks in the past.

It has been several months since Microsoft acquired Zenimax and neither Bethesda nor Microsoft has confirmed the launch platforms of "Starfield." However, the Redmond-based tech giant has seemingly made it clear that it will not share Bethesda's titles after the $7.5 billion acquisition. During a round table discussion between Microsoft and Bethesda in March, Xbox Boss Phil Spencer said that several future Bethesda games would be exclusive to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.

Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield At this year’s E3 exhibition , Bethesda Studios officially announced "The Elder Scrolls 6" and "Starfield" Photo: steamXO/flickr

Spencer said Microsoft would honor pre-existing deals like Sony's timed-exclusive contracts for "Deathloop" and "Ghostwire: Tokyo." However, he clarified that "If you're an Xbox customer, the thing I want you to know is that this is about delivering great exclusive games to you that ship on platforms where Game Pass exists."

The Xbox head honcho added, "That's the root of this partnership that we're building and the creative capability we will be able to bring to market for our Xbox customers, it is going to be the best it's ever been for Xbox after we're done here."

Meanwhile, several HD images of the game's 2018 build have surfaced online recently. Twitter user SkullziTV shared multiple screenshots of "Starfield" on Friday. The images reveal what seems like the interior of a space station and also show a helmet that players might be wearing in-game. Other images show the game's UI and both first-person and third-person gameplay.

"Starfield" is currently in development.