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New rumor suggests Starfield will only be released on PC and Xbox consoles

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Starfield will reportedly be exclusive to PC and Xbox. 

According to GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, Starfield (opens in new tab) – which was announced back at E3 2019 – will not be coming to PlayStation consoles "period".

In a simple tweet, Grubb said: "Starfield is exclusive to Xbox and PC. Period. This is me confirming that."

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As yet, there's been no confirmation either way – so for now, this can only be classed as a rumor – but we've reached out for comment and will update as/when we hear back from Microsoft. 

ICYMI, there's some confusion about whether or not Starfield could launch this year (opens in new tab). Last week, Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier responded to the question "Starfield is likely for a 2021 release?" with a single-word response: "nope". While Schreier didn't offer any explanation for his lack of faith in a 2021 release, but the question did reference past comments about the disruption that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused to the game development scene at large.

Interestingly, at the time Grubb himself seemed to think Bethesda was aiming to release Starfield in late 2021 (opens in new tab), a claim backed up by a similar report earlier in the year (opens in new tab) but now seems to be in agreement with Schreier. 

Either way, it's worth waiting for official word from Bethesda, which means all eyes on Xbox's showcase at E3 2021 (opens in new tab).

E3 2021 will be an all-virtual "experience" this year, with an interactive online portal and app, virtual booths, social lounges and forums, leaderboards for attendees, and custom profiles. In contrast to the traditional event livestream, E3 2021 will let you mingle with other attendees and jump between different aspects of the show via the digital hub. Using the online portal, you'll be able to move from exhibitor booths, hosted events, video conferences, custom profile creation, forums, and more. 

With E3 on the horizon, here are some of the new games 2021 (opens in new tab) we're expecting to see more of.

Vikki Blake
Vikki Blake

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.