In an interview with Giant Bomb, Matt Booty, the head of Xbox Game Studios, discussed the technical state of Starfield. Phil Spencer, the CEO of Microsoft Gaming, also participated in the conversation.
The executives revealed that the space-themed RPG was originally planned for release much earlier, even before November 11, 2022, the original release date. However, the team was given more time for polishing and testing various elements.
They stated that currently, Starfield will have “fewer bugs than any other Bethesda game,” referring to The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, which had unofficial fan patches to fix bugs.
“We have a lot of people playing Starfield right now. Collaborating with Todd and his team, I see the bug count and if Starfield were to release today, it would have fewer bugs than any other Bethesda game,” said Matt Booty.
He also reflected on Skyrim and how the community of fans has shaped the game over the past decade. He believes that Starfield has the potential to evolve as players fully explore it.
Earlier, the developers mentioned that Starfield will receive updates of varying scales, including both content patches and major expansions that expand the story and gameplay.
The RPG is set to release on September 6 for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Game Pass. We have published a comparison to showcase the difference between a year-old build and the version showcased in the recent dedicated presentation.
Please note that the content of this article reflects the information available up until September 2021. Details and updates regarding Starfield may have changed since then.