Starfield gameplay shows off space pirates and No Man's Sky's scanner

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The very first Starfield gameplay trailer is here, courtesy of today's Xbox/Bethesda showcase.

Earlier today at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, the latter developer finally pulled back the curtain on the new RPG. The gameplay reveal for Starfield showed off space pirates, the mysterious moon of Kreet in May 2333, and what looks a lot like No Man's Sky's scanner. Check it out:

This is the very first time we've actually seen gameplay for Starfield, but it was always a fair bet to appear at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. Late last year in 2021, Starfield game director Todd Howard teased we'd likely be in for a gameplay reveal right around Summer 2022.

Of course, this all follows hot on the heels of Starfield being delayed out of its original release date of November 11 later this year. The date would've marked the second Bethesda RPG to launch on the day, after Skyrim originally launched on November 11 all the way back in 2011.

Check out our full Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase June 2022 Live Coverage report for everything else coming out of the new presentation.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.