Starfield Game Pass release date

Microsoft officially acquired Bethesda Softworks in 2021, but the question remains whether games like Starfield will make their way to Game Pass

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Want to know if Starfield is coming to Game Pass? Now that Microsoft owns Bethesda and all of its properties, this acquisition opens up some interesting possibilities for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Specifically, will Bethesda’s upcoming open-world space game Starfield be coming to Game Pass?

The Starfield release date window is scheduled for the “first half” of 2023, with Microsoft’s Matt Booty suggesting the game will release after Arkane shooter Redfall.

The good news is yes, it is. The better news is that the Starfield game pass debut has been confirmed for day one, meaning you can play the new RPG game straight away as part of your subscription. Since Microsoft owns Bethesda, once Starfield is on Game Pass it’s unlikely to ever leave, unlike plenty of third-party offerings which rotate out of the service eventually.

Just in case you’re someone who is a stickler for the facts, you can go to the official Starfield splash page for all the confirmation you seek. The only potential wiggle room that exists right now is that Starfield is coming to ‘Xbox Game Pass’, which could be considered a separate thing to ‘PC Game Pass’. Starfield is coming to both console and PC, so we’d be very surprised if Microsoft decided to exclude the PC version suddenly.

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Starfield is coming to Xbox Game Pass in the “first half” of 2023. The Starfield release date was delayed into 2023 in May after Bethesda announced it was pushing the release window back to give the teams more development time.
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That’s all there is to know about Starfield coming to Game Pass. For Bethesda’s other highly anticipated and unreleased open-world game, here’s everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6. Don’t forget to check out our list of the upcoming games launching later this year.