Bethesda announced Starfield seemingly very early, and we're left wondering why announce it when it's still so far out?
Cos next gen is 2019
Next starts late 2020, early 2021.
Released it early to build hype from their conference. A completely shallow "reveal", as much as the 100% obvious "we're doing another ES". Which they don't even have a name for.
Does everyone forget video games are still a Business and getting people hyped and teasing new projects is important. Same thing happens at Auto shows they reveal or tease designs that are 4 or 5 years away sometimes. Starfield is a new IP and they wantrd to do a full send mic drop at E3 and Bethesda accomplished that imo. Everyone at work was like "OH MY GAWD A NEW IP CALLED STARFIELD WAS JUST ANNOUNCED" So yeah I think Bethesda still accomplished sometbing in announcing it.
because of the hype train that needs to be filled
Announcing a game that probably won't be released until 4 to 5 years from now is ridiculous.
I don't believe it is that far off. Depends when you believe next gen is arriving though I suppose. This game + TES VI is your indicator that next gen is NOT 4 years away and more like 2-3 TOPS, and this game will likely be a launch or launch window next gen game that would make sense in my mind! That's just my guess based on what we know and the fact this game will show up before TES VI
Next gen is more than likely starting in the fall of 2020 & most new consoles like PS & XB don't start getting really good games on their systems till the 2nd to 3rd life cycle,if you add that up that's about 4 to 5 years from now.
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