Starfield Wiki

"Discover Starfield, the new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios. Starfield is the first new franchise in twenty-five years from the acclaimed developers of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series." ― Description

Starfield[1] is an upcoming first-person role-playing single-player space-themed adventure game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game was formally announced during Bethesda's E3 Press Conference in 2018. The game is described as a wholly new, next-generation first-person experience set in an entirely new space-themed world. A short teaser trailer was shown with few details.[2]


300 years into the future, embark on an epic journey amongst the stars to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.[3]

Development History[]

Starfield was originally trademarked on the 13th September 2013.[4] The game, however, was not formally announced until E3 2018 alongside The Elder Scrolls 6. Todd Howard confirmed that Starfield has moved out of pre-production and is in a playable state.[1] Howard further said, "We've [Bethesda Game Studios] been talking about it for a decade, we started putting things on paper five, six years ago, and active development was from when we finished Fallout 4, so two and a half, three years."[5]

In September 2020, Microsoft announced its acquisition of the parent company of Bethesda Game Studios, Zenimax, for $7.5 billion. This is the second most expensive acquisition of all time, second only to Tencent's buyout of Supercell in 2016 for $8.6 billion.[6] On March 8th 2021, the acquisition was approved in the EU.[7]

Space travel is considered "dangerous" in the sense of flight in the '40's within the game and inspiration has been sought from Elon Musk's SpaceX program.[1]

On February 23rd 2021, Bethesda Game Studios announced a charity auction for Make-a-Wish foundation where the prize was the opportunity to design a character for the game. The auction was won by an unknown bidder for $15.4k.[8]

The game's release date of 11 November 2022 was announced in the 2:19 trailer on 13 June 2021 at E3.[9]




Bethesda maintains its own internal wiki for Starfield, to which all of their employees have access. These include histories, backstories, and starship architecture[10]