It was recently rumored that Arkane's co-op vampire game Redfall has been pushed back a few weeks due to unspecified issues. It raises concerns that Starfield will also be affected, as both titles will be launched before the end of the year and Redfall will be first. But when Bethesda now threw up a support page for Starfield, it gives reassuring news: it says in black and white that the launch will take place in the first half of 2023.
"Starfield arrives exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC in the first half of 2023.
If Microsoft keeps all planned releases, then Xbox and PC players have a good six months ahead of them, with Starfield, Redfall (rumored for release in May), Forza Motorsport (premiere this spring), the survival sequel Ark 2, the Civilization-like Ara: History Untold and the strategy game Minecraft Legends. All the games shown at Microsoft's big summer show in June were then said to be released within a year