Today we (and reviewers everywhere) take our first steps and/or giant leaps into Starfield, one of the biggest and most anticipated games in a year full of huge, highly anticipated games. If all goes according to plan I'll have a review to post for you on August 31 at 9am Pacific time – which, if you're counting down, is the day before it launches for those willing to shell out for for a fancy edition preorder, and a week before it launches on Game Pass on September 6.
This is, by all accounts, a massive game (including the great big 100GB+ download size that you can preload on Xbox starting today), but with nearly two weeks to spend roaming this unexplored region of space I'm feeling pretty confident about being able to see the credits roll on the story and do a fair amount of exploring and get up to the usual Bethesda RPG shenanigans before deciding on the score. I intend to spend a fair amount of time on both the PC and Xbox Series X versions to see how they compare.
In the meantime, make sure to check out everything we know about Starfield – and wish me luck out there.
Dan Stapleton is IGN's Director of Reviews and a big fan of spaceships and Fallout games. He's on Twitter @danstapleton and Bluesky @danstapleton.bsky.social.