The lack of official information was suspicious, and the relatively bad alleged impressions of the testers called for caution. However, knowing Bethesda we still expected the Starfield space RPG for 11/11 this year. But none of that.
"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”. said Bethesda's statement. It is not surprising that Arkane's FPS Redfall has been postponed, but that is why Microsoft found itself in a very awkward situation, as no major Xbox exclusives have been announced until the end of the year.
Microsoft was dry in the first half of the year, however, there is hope that the upcoming Showcase presentation on June 12 will bring better news.
Xbox scheduled a big game presentation 45 days in advance
"Save the date," said official Xbox Twitter, for the presentation of upcoming titles from Xbox and Bethesda's studios and partners around the world.
Since this is a period that traditionally falls under E3 (which has been canceled), we reckon that this will probably be the richest presentation of the games this year. And not just Xbox. Expected was the official presentation of Starfield, but also the new Plague Tale, Hellblade 2, Avowed, Fable, Forza, The Outer Worlds 2, Ark, and maybe Perfect Darko, Contraband, Redfall, and a bunch of other titles from third publishers.
This could be one of the biggest presentations ever, as Microsoft has yet to do the first real harvest of all the new studies it has gathered under its auspices in previous years.