It’s been almost 5 years since Bethesda Game Studios released their last major project (Fallout 76), and even longer since their most recent single player experience (2015’s Fallout 4). Finally, we are set to get a brand new RPG from Todd Howard and the team in the form of their brand new IP Starfield. Ahead of the game’s September release date, the studio has now announced that Starfield has officially gone Gold.
Making the announcement on Twitter, the official Bethesda Game Studios account said “Prepare for launch. #Starfield has gone gold! Preloads begin tomorrow for @Xbox X|S and Windows PC and August 30 for Steam.”
For the uninitiated, ‘Going Gold’ means that the Starfield master disc has been submitted to the game’s publisher: Bethesda Softworks. Following the submission of the gold master, discs can be pressed with finalised software and digital storefronts can upload the ‘final’ version of the game ready for release. It’s a process that every game in development goes through, and means that (aside from post-launch patches) Starfield is complete and ready to play.
As mentioned, Starfield has been in development for quite some time, with the open-universe RPG initially planned for release all the way back in November of 2021. Since then, the game has seen multiple delays, leading some to worry about the status of its development.
With Starfield going Gold however, it is safe to assume that there will be no further delays. That’s not to say that Starfield will launch in a bug-free state – especially when considering the fact that pretty much every Bethesda Game Studios title released in the past has suffered from numerous issues – but this latest developmental update is exciting nonetheless.
KitGuru says: Are you excited for Starfield? How do you think it will compare to Bethesda’s other RPGs? Let us know down below.