- Microsoft is about to complete its acquisition of Bethesda;
- There may be a conference in March to discuss the future of the studio;
- There's also speculation that Starfield will appear at the same conference;
- Most likely we'll only see a teaser or trailer and the full gameplay presentation will come at a later date;
- There are also rumors that the game's release may take place this year, although the coronavirus could thwart these plans.
We've been waiting for Starfield, Bethesda Softworks' new IP for many years, and yet we still know little about this project. However, there are many indications that the creators are slowly preparing to break the silence. A fan known as wooshthem gathered the latest leaks and rumors, presenting a convincing theory that next month we can expect new details and materials from this game.
There are several reasons for such conclusions. First of all, journalist Jeff Grubb, who has a good reputation when it comes to leaks, informed in his program that a presentation is being prepared for March to celebrate the completion of Microsoft's acquisition of Zenimax, which includes Bethesda. During the presentation the future of the developers from this group will be discussed and it seems like the perfect time to remind the world of the existence of Starfield.
An additional hint that something is afoot is the fact that Parris, a YouTuber who has good connections at Microsoft and contributes to the Kinda Funny podcast, tweeted Starfield's logo yesterday.
Wooshthem cools down the excitement a bit, suggesting that in March we'll probably see only a short video from the game. Bethesda likes to turn up the heat by releasing teasers shortly before extensive presentations of their games. Usually there's only a few weeks from the publication of the first trailer to the presentation of gameplay, but in this case it is possible that the creators want to wait until June E3. The event will take place online this year, so Microsoft might as well hold a separate Starfield show before the event starts.
Finally, during a discussion on the ResetEra forum, an insider going by the moniker NateDrake revealed that Starfield could launch later this year. He specified that these were Bethesda's plans, but cautioned that they may already be outdated, as he doesn't know how much of a delay in the development was caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Bethesda - official website