Starfield Review Codes Being Sent Out, Embargo Lifting Closer To Launch
Review codes for Bethesda Game Studios’ upcoming action role-playing game, Starfield, are being sent out soon, and the embargo will be lifted closer to launch.
It has been confirmed by members of the press that review codes for the game are being sent out later this week on August 17, 2023. Update: Additionally,it has also been confirmed that the review embargo for Starfield will be lifted on August 31, 2023, 6 days ahead of its launch on September 6, 2023.
Fans can, therefore, look forward to hearing soon what critics have to say about Bethesda’s brand new sci-fi role-playing game. Additionally, those who have pre-ordered a digital copy of Starfield can pre-load now the game on Xbox Series X|S. The digital pre-load should come with the latest update pre-installed. However, given that the pre-load has arrived nearly a month before the game’s release on September 6, 2023, it’s likely that some additional updates will be rolled out prior to launch.
Starfield weighs in at 125 GB, and will therefore require plenty of space for installation. This may be an issue for those who will be playing the game on an Xbox Series S, where the internal storage drive is relatively limited. Therefore, players are advised to work out their storage space issues in advance. It goes without saying that external SSD options are available for those Xbox players who need them.
Previously, it was reported that a fan site had attempted to piece together an approximate version of the galaxy map that will be featured in Starfield, based on pre-release video footage from the game. Bethesda released the first gameplay footage from the game back in June, 2022, which revealed that it features over 100 star systems. The footage included around 6 second of the galaxy map that will be available to players.
Approximately 75 star systems were visible in the footage, with a few of them bearing notable names. Among them were three stars stood as authentic: Sol, Alpha Centauri, and Porrima. This revelation indicated that Starfield’s world is inspired by and situated within the confines of the Milky Way. Consequently, the undertaking at hand involved reconstructing the in-game galaxy map from the data available in the video.