Starfield Had The Biggest Launch Ever For A Bethesda Game

Starfield is finally out for everyone after an early access launch on September 1 with a premium price tag (or Xbox Game Pass upgrade) and on September 6 for everyone else. Starfield has already become Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest launch ever, beating previous releases like Fallout 76, Fallout 4, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. 

That’s thanks to 6 million Starfield players who had began their journey in space by 6 p.m. ET on September 7, which is when the official Starfield Twitter account tweeted that the game had become the company’s biggest launch.

As of this morning, #Starfield has already surpassed 6 million players, making it the biggest Bethesda game launch of all time.

On that day, and in the leadup to the game’s launch, other game industry companies tweeted fun, custom art in support of Starfield, including other Xbox studios. Here are a few of our favorites: 

Congratulations @BethesdaStudios on the launch of @StarfieldGame!

pro-tip: avoid mars. happy launch day #Starfield

If you are tired of exploring The City, it’s time to go into outer space!

Kudos to @bethesda for delivering this monumental and long-awaited release. May the guiding lights of your starship always lead you on the right path!#Starfield #DyingLight2

Congratulations to @BethesdaStudios on the launch of @StarfieldGame! And to any pirates turning their attention to the stars, good luck on your intergalactic Voyage. Just remember, you don’t have to steal everything you see, as tempting as it may be…

“For all, into the slipstream.”

Congratulations @bethesda, on a stellar #Starfield launch! ✨

Huge congrats to the @BethesdaStudios team on the launch of @StarfieldGame!

For more about the game, read Game Informer’s Starfield review and then read about why we think Starfield is surprisingly great using remote play. After that, check out why we believe Starfield is more like a sci-fi theme park than an open world adventure, and then read our spoiler-free tips for beginning Starfield. If you plan to play the game on PC, check out the PC specs required to run Starfield. 

Have you jumped into Starfield? Let us know your favorite thing about it so far in the comments below!

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