Starfield is Bethesda’s next new action-RPG and the first new IP developed by the studio famous for game franchises like Fallout and The Elder Scrolls in over 20 years. Players are going to be whisked away from Tamriel and the irradiated landscape of North America to The Settled Systems on the edge of our Solar System. It sounds like a game that can’t be missed – but, what if you own a PlayStation console? Is Starfield coming to PS5 and PS4 consoles when it launches in the first half of 2023?
Well, that is the question, isn’t it. Starfield is being developed by Bethesda, a studio which you might remember was semi-recently acquired by Microsoft. While the Starfield release date isn’t here just yet, we do have an answer for PlayStation fans on whether you can play Bethesda’s newest IP.
Is Starfield coming to PS5 and PS4 consoles?
No, Starfield will not be coming to PS5 and PS4 consoles at launch. In fact, there’s no information out there to suggest that it’s a timed exclusive either – which sucks if you’re playing on a PlayStation console.
Bethesda is a Microsoft studio now, essentially, and Starfield is just one of several new releases from Bethesda that will be an Xbox console exclusive – and available on PC. We don’t know how this rule will apply to any Fallout or Elder Scrolls games yet, franchises that have traditionally been on both consoles, but expect new franchises from the developer to be Xbox exclusive from now on. You should be able to play it via Game Pass, though – small victories, right?
We know it sucks that Starfield isn’t coming to PS4 or PS5, but that’s just how things are now and we can’t change that. Thankfully, there are other games to play and we have a guide to the best PS5 games or if you want to scratch that role-playing itch, here are the best PS5 RPGs. If you’re looking to the future, we have a list of all the upcoming PS5 games in 2023 and beyond here, too.