Starfield Global Release Times and PC Specs Revealed

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Starfield, the highly anticipated creation from Bethesda, is poised to make its grand debut, and the studio has graciously unveiled a trove of essential information. This unveiling comes by way of a comprehensive blog post, a veritable treasure trove of details that are particularly pertinent to the terrestrial dwellers among us. For those with an itch for early access, Bethesda Game Studios has thoughtfully orchestrated a release schedule.

Let’s begin by diving into the timing of this celestial odyssey. If you’re one of the astute individuals who have pre-ordered or acquired the premium edition, the premium edition upgrade, or the illustrious Constellation Edition, you are in for a treat. A treat that will propel you into the cosmic expanse as early as September 1, or potentially even earlier, in a move that certainly tugs at the heartstrings of eager spacefarers. However, if the standard edition is your chosen vessel, patience is your virtue, as the embarkation gates will swing open on September 6.

Turning our gaze to the global release schedule, a visual representation is at your disposal below for your perusal. For those residents of the Eastern and Pacific time zones, a symphony of gameplay will harmoniously commence right at the stroke of 5pm PT/8pm ET on the eve of August 31. This temporal phenomenon seamlessly translates into the dawn of September 1 at 1am BST/10am AEST for the ardent enthusiasts across the Atlantic and Pacific rims.

Starfield PC Specifications

With the anticipation reaching fervent levels, the specifications that can satiate the hunger for interstellar exploration on the PC platform have been delineated. For both the minimum and recommended configurations, the clarion call is for an SSD, as the vessel that shall carry you through the digital cosmos necessitates this swift propulsion. In tandem, the cosmic archive that is Starfield shall occupy a quantum 125 GB of your disk’s available capacity. Without further ado, let’s delve into the specifics:


  • Operating System: Windows 10 version 21H1 (10.0.19043)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, Intel Core i7-6800K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700, NVIDIA GeForce 1070 Ti
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 125 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required


  • Operating System: Windows 10/11 with updates
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, Intel i5-10600K
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 125 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD Required

While the precise performance metrics on PC remain shrouded in mystery, Todd Howard, the luminary behind Bethesda, has previously unveiled nuggets of insight. Starfield, it has been confirmed, will grace the Xbox Series X with 4K visuals, pulsating at a steady 30 frames per second. Its sibling, the Xbox Series S, will bask in 1440p resolution while maintaining the same cinematic cadence of 30 FPS. This purposeful cap on the frame rate speaks to the studio’s commitment to a consistent and immersive experience across all platforms, ensuring that every spacefarer traverses the cosmos on a voyage of steadfast stability.

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