Starfield Will Ship With A Disc On Xbox, Confirms Bethesda



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  • Bethesda has put the rumors to bed and confirmed that Starfield will release with a physical disc, at least for its standard edition.
  • Only the Xbox version of the game will contain the disc, with the PC and Constellation edition buyers getting digital codes.

On its official website, Bethesda has confirmed that contrary to popular belief, Starfield’s standard edition on Xbox will ship with a physical game disc inside. As per the developer’s page, the upcoming RPG, which is going to be on Xbox Game Pass day one, will only be sold physically via the standard edition as the PC and Constellation pack versions don’t have a disc, but a digital code that you can enter to download the game.

In a new post on its website, Bethesda gave us detailed information about the many different editions of Starfield. first up, pre-ordering any version of the title will give players the Old Mars Skin for in-game items like Laser Cutter and Deep Mining pack. Moreover, this offer is also available for Game Pass members as long as their subscription is active when they download the RPG.

Starfield standard edition
Starfield standard edition

Next up, the website expands on Starfield’s standard edition, which will come alongside a disc only for Xbox consoles. On the other hand, the base game will be available through a digital code only for the standard PC version. In addition, you can also buy the Premium Edition Upgrade for the RPG separate from the base version of the game.

This includes 5-day early access, the Shattered Space expansion when it launches, the Constellation skin pack, access to Starfield Digital Artbook, and the original soundtrack. On the contrary, the physical version of the Premium upgrade comes with all this and a Steelbook Display case, and the Constellation patch when buying from retail stores. However, do keep in mind that the base game is not included in these editions.

Last but not least, the Constellation edition of Starfield comes with heaps of add-ons including a Credit Stick with Laser-Etched Game Code, steel book display case, Starfield Chronomark Watch & Case, and all of the items in the editions above with the base game. But, even in this edition, there will be no physical copy you can put in a disc drive.

Since June 11’s Starfield Direct, the hype for Bethesda’s upcoming RPG has been through the roof. The sheer scale of the title, with its massive voice cast being three times the size of Skyrim and the game world consisting of 1000-plus planets has made Starfield one of the most anticipated video games of 2023. And, nothing has decreased this excitement, whether it’s the FTC vs Microsoft legal battle or the prospect of no fishing.

In other news, Starfield director Todd Howard revealed the sad info about the upcoming RPG not featuring any kind of “space fishing” while speaking in the Kinda Funny Xcast. The developer explained that there is unfortunately no activity in the game that allows you to put a rod in a lake and pull out a fish to sell or cook. 

Todd Howard uncovered this info and much more while giving an interview with the Kinda Funny Xcast recently. One of the interviewers, Gary Whitta, asked the director around 14:40 if fishing would be present in the game considering how water is a big part of any thriving planet and it is a role-playing game after all. But, after clarifying Whitta’s definition of fishing, Howard revealed that the Xbox exclusive won’t have the activity.

TH: Well It depends on your definition of fishing. Collecting fish? killing fish?

GW: Is there some kind of rod that I can put into a lake and pull out an alien fish and then sell it or cook it or something?

TH: That is one thing we do not have.”

Howard went on to say how it took Bethesda a while to add fishing to the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, so there is hope for it down the road in Starfield. If you’re still bummed out about the feature not being in the game at launch, there’s still a lot more to do in the gigantic Milky Way. During the interview, Todd Howard explained how the upcoming Xbox exclusive will have intricate Ship and Outpost buildings beside the 1000-plus planets.

In addition, the director also said that Starfield will be the best Bethesda game to play feeling-wise. When you add the detailed character builder and its other role-playing mechanics, the space RPG becomes a must-buy. Hopefully, the American developer also adds fishing to the title after it launches on the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC on September 10, 2023.

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