Bethesda exec responds to concerns over Starfield’s lack of “gone gold” announcement

Robert Collins

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Starfield’s release is now only a few weeks away, and thus far the game has not received a “gone gold” announcement.

While most fans are just trying to cope with the anticipation as Bethesda’s massive sci-fi RPG finally approaches its launch, some have expressed concern that Starfield has yet to “go gold.”

On Friday Pete Hines, Bethesda’s head of publishing took to Twitter (X?) to address those concerns. Specifically, Hines responded to a fan who Tweeted,

That’s cool but we want to know when the game is going gold and when is the pre download. We don’t wanna know about chairs. Cyberpunk did the same thing.

The user was referencing the limited-edition Starfield gaming chair, one of several pieces of tie-in hardware that will be released to celebrate the game’s launch.

While Hines’ comments should be encouraging for the millions around the world eagerly awaiting Starfield, many are likely to counter by pointing out the company’s most recent major release, Redfall, which had a disastrous launch after months of hype.

Could Starfield be headed for a similar fate? It seems unlikely judging from what we’ve seen so far. Either way, we won’t have to wait too much longer to find out. Starfield releases September 6 for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox Cloud Gaming and Windows, and will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass.

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