Home   >>   gaming  >> Starfield is Now Available for Pre-Load on Xbox, PC Pre-Loading Date Announced

Starfield is Now Available for Pre-Load on Xbox, PC Pre-Loading Date Announced

Kushal Bhattacharya  |   Aug 17, 8:04 AM   |   6 min read

banner image


Starfield is one of Bethesda's most anticipated and ambitious releases of 2023. After the lukewarm reception of Fallout 76, the developers have been working tirelessly on the positively ambitious Starfield, as presented in multiple showcases over the past years. After six years of waiting, the space-exploring RPG is finally set for release, and Xbox users can pre-load the game starting today. 

​The game is expected to be a blend of exploration and RPG action set in space. The game mainly emphasizes exploring and mining new worlds and planets as promised by Todd Howard, Game Designer, Director, and Producer for Starfield. 

Also read: Starfield Release Date Announced: New Gameplay Details Revealed In The Xbox Games Showcase



Preload Dates for Starfield Announced by Bethesda on PC and Xbox Consoles



On August 16, 2023, Bethesda officially posted the preload dates for Starfield. Players who pre-ordered the game can download the files early on their system before its official release.

The preloading dates are as follows:

  • August 17, 2023 (For Xbox Series X|S)
  • August 30, 2023 (For Steam, Microsoft Windows)

The game's official release is set for September 6, 2023. Since it's an Xbox exclusive, PC players can enjoy the game through the Microsoft Xbox app. Console players can preload the game 20 days before the official launch. For PC players, they can preload the title six days before it releases. Preloading the title undoubtedly has benefits, where fans can enjoy the game as soon as it hits the servers. Bethesda has always been praised for building interesting game worlds populated by meaningful quests, characters, incentivizing endless exploration. 

​Starfield on Microsoft Xbox Game Pass

Starfield Xbox Game Pass

One of the best things about the game is that players can enjoy the title on the Xbox Game Pass on day one. Despite its $70 price tag, Bethesda did not shy away from listing its ambitious title on the Game Pass. The Ultimate pass that covers both Xbox and PC costs only around $6.60, allowing one to enjoy various labels across the Microsoft platforms.



Trending tags

Kushal is a Gaming and Esports writer at Gossip.GG. Aside from pouring hours into his beloved soulsike and RPG games, he also enjoys competitive FPS titles such as Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, and Cou...




View More Comments