September 28, 2023

As expected, Starfield has turned out to be one of the biggest new releases of the year, and players are flocking to it in droves in the wake of its recent launch. Bethesda has announced that the sci-fi RPG has now surpassed 6 million players, which also means it’s the biggest launch ever for a Bethesda game to date, surpassing the likes of Fallout 4 and Skyrim.

Of course, though Starfield globally launched just recently on September 6, it has also been available in early access to Premium and Constellation Edition owners for about a week now. During that early access period, it was estimated that the game had seen over 2 million players worldwide. Being available via Game Pass will likely also have contributed to its impressive player count.

On the day of its global release, Starfield also hit a peak of over one million concurrent players across all platforms.

In our review of the game, we awarded it a score of 10/10, saying, “As unfathomably vast and boundless as the subject matter it covers, Starfield raises the bar for its genre and for the medium as a whole in countless ways – much like the best of its Bethesda-developed forebears did in their time.” Read the full review through here.

Starfield is available on Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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