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Phil Spencer Confident In Decision to Delay Starfield

Starfield’s original release date has passed, but despite fan disappointment, Xbox boss Phil Spencer is convinced that delaying Bethesda’s latest release is the right move.

talk The Barge (and discovered PC gamer), Spencer said releasing games too early is a mistake the company has made before, especially since Starfield is the first Bethesda game to be released as an Xbox exclusive, so it’s hard for developers to be supported by a new publisher. I want you to feel that you are

“We’ve had games shipped too early,” says Spencer. “But in hindsight, when you look at a game like Starfield, the team has spent a very long time and invested a lot in a new IP to build a game that they feel they should build. The decision to give the team the time to do it is just the right thing to do.”

He continues: [Bethesda owner] When ZeniMax joined the team, I just wanted them to feel like they had the support they get from Xbox. Maybe you feel the benefits of being part of a larger organization that has other revenue streams and other helpful things going on.”

Starfield has been delayed from its November 11th release date to a more obscure “first half of 2023” alongside Arkane’s open-world shooter Redfall in May, largely due to the lack of first-party Xbox content, including Spencer himself. of people were dissatisfied.

Bethesda certainly has a shot at starring in a massive space RPG, but with over 250,000 lines of dialogue, the biggest city ever featured in a game, and a longer main quest than Skyrim or Fallout 4. is.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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