Bethesda revealed at E3 2018 that Starfield and the next Elder Scrolls game would be coming to next-gen consoles, however Starfield could also find its way on current-gen.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Bethesda’s Todd Howard revealed that Starfield, while targeting next-gen hardware, could also land on current-gen systems. When asked to clarify Howard’s comments during Bethesda’s showcase, he said:
“That to us means two things. It does mean hardware and it does mean software on our side, and it also means gameplay – what does the next generation of epic single-player RPGs feel like to us?
“What systems we put it out on – what’s the hardware requirements – is still to be determined. We’re pushing it; we’re thinking very, very far in future so we’re building something that will handle next-generation hardware. That’s what we’re building on right now, that’s where our mind is, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t exist on the current systems as well.”
Starfield has rumoured to be in the works since 2004 but only really went into production in 2015. Finally it was announced at the tail end of Bethesda’s E3 showcase with a very flashy announcement trailer.
This spectacular single player title likely won’t be seeing the light of day any time soon, however, as there’s currently little word on next-gen systems from Sony or Microsoft, even though Phil Spencer did say that they are working on the next Xbox during their showcase.