Starfield releases in November 2022, here's the first trailer

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We got a slightly early look at Starfield (opens in new tab) today due to the trailer accidentally being posted early. Now the trailer is officially out, courtesy of the Microsoft & Bethesda E3 showcase. Check it out above: our first look at the new space RPG from the makers of The Elder Scrolls and the modern Fallout games.

The trailer includes a release date for Starfield of November 11, 2022. It's also an Xbox exclusive (and PC, we can definitely assume). It'll be a part of Xbox Game Pass on day one.

The trailer is cinematic and doesn't show gameplay, unfortunately, but we see astronaut climbing into a space ship. A voice over says "What you've found is the key to unlocking... everything" and "We've come to the beginning of humanity's final journey." The ship blasts off at the end of the trailer.

"Starfield is our first new universe in over 25 years," said Todd Howard in a making-of video posted at The Washington Post (opens in new tab). "It's a game we've dreamt of playing. It's only now we have the hardware, technology and experience to push our creative boundaries even further."

The story concerns "the last group of space explorers," Howard says. "It's a next-generation roleplaying game where you'll be who you want, go where you want, experience our stories and forge your own."

This story is developing.

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.