Starfield in September; Showcase in June

A tweet from Bethesda Game Studios features a trailer revealing September 6th as the official launch date for Starfield, the eagerly anticipated space-based action/RPG. This represents a delay, as the game was previously expected in the first half of this year. The new video is a hybrid. The first half is a game trailer, but the rest is game director Todd Howard discussing the news. This includes his announcement of a Starfield Direct event on June 11th, where the team will take everyone on a "deep dive" into Starfield, showing what makes it a "very" (ouch) "unique experience." Todd acknowledges that everyone (including Bethesda) has been waiting a long time "to play something new from us" and says the team can't wait for us all to play it. Here's word:
Hey everyone, from myself and everybody here at Bethesda, we are so excited to finally tell you when Starfield is coming out this year. We have poured ourselves into this game, and even I'm surprised how much we can pour. It is large. We're playing the game all the time. Shout out over here to lead producer Tim Lamb. Old-school fans, you may remember him from the Oblivion "making of" video, where he's sitting on a similar sofa doing similar things.

But also, this June, we're going to into the studio and give you a deep dive in the game in our Starfield Direct. There's so much that we still have to show you. The game has many of the hallmarks that you'd expect from us, but it's also a very unique experience.

And again, thank you all for all your excitement about the game, your support, your comments... we really do read it all. Look, we know you've waited a long time to play something new from us. Believe it or not, we're kinda the same. We miss it. And we really just can't wait for you all to play it. So thanks, and we'll see you soon.