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How much will Starfield cost?

Starfield features a huge world to explore, but will the game’s price reflect that?

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Quick Answer: Starfield is set to cost $70 on Xbox Series X|S and PC. It will also be available through a Game Pass subscription.

Starfield is the highly anticipated action RPG from Bethesda. It’s reported that the in-game world will be huge, but does that come with a huge price tag?

Bethesda has been working on the game for over ten years at this point. With such reputable series as The Elder Scrolls and Fallout under its belt, players have high hopes for the game when it finally releases.

So, with some of the background out of the way, let’s dive further into Starfield pricing and your options.

Starfield pricing – how much will you pay for the game?

Short answer: $70, unless you play it through Xbox Game Pass

Starfield will set players back $70 on both Xbox Series X|S and PC. That pricing might surprise you if you haven’t purchased a game in a while.

But, surprisingly, it is a shift we are seeing across many AAA games.

The $60 price tag for AAA games is slowly becoming a thing of the past, first spurred on by the release of current-gen consoles like the Series X|S and PlayStation 5.

starfield gameplay showing character walking around a planetary base
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Xbox Game Pass subscribers do have an additional option, however, and one that is much more friendly on the wallet.

Starfield will be available as a day-one release on Game Pass. That means players paying the $14.99 monthly membership fee can play much cheaper.

Finally, for Sony gamers, it should be noted that Starfield is not coming to PS5.

But why $70?

Spending that much on a new video game definitely hurts the wallet – but what is the reason for the increases? Is it just greed, or is there more to it?

Microsoft announced in December 2022 that first-party games made for the Xbox Series X|S would feature the $70 price tag.

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the increased prices “reflects the content, scale, and technical complexity of these titles.”

And, honestly, we get it. Games are bigger than ever, and the teams required to not only build games but market and maintain them have grown.

Starfield looks like a blast

We can’t wait to explore Bethesda’s open world in Starfield. The company makes great games (even if they are a bit buggy), and we believe Starfield will continue that trend.

Starfield is set to release on September 6, 2023. If you and your friends expect to dive into the world on Day 1, check out Starfield’s multiplayer status here.

GenreAction role-playing game
DeveloperBethesda Game Studios
PublisherBethesda Softworks
Release dateSeptember 6, 2023
PlatformsExclusive to Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Game Pass
Price$70 USD
SettingA new sci-fi universe set amongst the stars
StorylineAn epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery

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