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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 – 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. 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, a claim backed up by a similar report earlier in the year 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.

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 we're expecting to see more of.

Part of GR+'s news crew, Vikki is a (jumpy) survival horror survivalist with a penchant for sci-fi, shooters, thrillers, and a strong cup of Yorkshire tea. A committed Guardian and Spartan, she's terrible at FPSs, but loves 'em all the same.