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Starfield PS5 is not happening according to Bethesda

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Starfield PS5 is not happening according to Bethesda and Microsoft.

As spotted by VGC, senior vice president of global marketing at Bethesda Pete Hines and the general manager of Xbox’s marketing Aaron Greenberg took to Twitter on August 30 to dispel the rumors that Starfield was also coming to PS5, following a misunderstanding during a Bethesda Gamecom 2021 stream

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During the stream, on the topic of Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, Pete Hines mentioned that "there are going to be [some Bethesda games] that you’re not going to be able to play on PlayStation." Moving onto the topic of the studio’s upcoming RPG Starfield, Hines also stated that "it was announced as a thing that’s an Xbox exclusive, I don’t know if I would go so far as to say you’re done ever playing stuff on PlayStation. But again, I don’t know the answer to that right now."

This last comment caused some Bethesda fans to begin speculating that this meant Starfield would eventually also come to PS5, however as Hines and Greenberg’s tweets clarified, Starfield is still an Xbox exclusive and that this fact has not and will not change. 

Starfield was first unveiled to the world during Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 2021 showcase - after unfortunately leaking just hours before - and is set to release on Xbox Series X/Xbox Series S and PC on November 11, 2022. It will also be available via Xbox Game Pass on day one of its release. 

For more games to look forward to, take a look at our upcoming Xbox Series X games list. 

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.