Starfield release date details are likely to remain a mystery as the upcoming QuakeCon is dominated by Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Redfall, leaving us guessing about the release of Bethesda’s space RPG, and yet endlessly analyzing every aspect of the game’s first trailer.
Elder Scrolls: Online looks like a central focus of this year’s event, named, of course, in honor of the seminal FPS from Doom creators id Software. The first day of QuakeCon, August 18, will see an ESO panel discussion, as well as a live dungeon challenge led by Elder Scrolls speedster Olibeau. There’s also an Elder Scrolls-themed cooking event (sweet rolls anyone?) and a seminar on the basics ESO beginners should know. If this is your first time visiting Tamriel, you may also want to take a look at our Necromancer skills guide.
Fallout 76 will also get some attention at QuakeCon, courtesy of a panel discussion about the upcoming The Pitt expansion, and live gameplay from Bethesda’s own development team. Arkane’s upcoming vampire FPS Redfall will be featured as part of a presentation that will compare it to the studio’s 2021 shooter hit Deathloop, and there’s also Quake’s premier pro tournament, which even after 26 years still tells us surprise.
Starfield, however, does not appear to have been invited. Given some recent news about a possible release date, as well as hints that the RPG could feature survival mechanics, we were hoping that QuakeCon would give us the chance to learn a bit more about Bethesda’s grand space adventure, but right now , it seems a no show. That being said, the games industry has always been full of surprises, so maybe, just maybe, Bethesda will pull Starfield out of the bag for a surprising QuakeCon reveal. In the meantime, we’ve put together guides to the core locations of the game, including New Atlantis and Neon City. You can also read about how Starfield abilities work, as well as our Starfield traits guide.