Starfield Review Embargo

When is the Starfield Review Embargo Date? – Answered

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With lots of eyes set on the upcoming release of Starfield next month, it’s hard to keep your cool knowing the game is almost here. People want to know: Has Bethesda done it again or do we have another fiasco in our hands? News outlet reviews will be our first direct, non-biased contact with the game, but when are we getting those? See below to find out when the embargo date for Starfield reviews lifts.

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When Is the Embargo Date for Starfield Reviews?

The Embargo for Starfield is set for August 31, Thursday, at 12 PM ET. This is just a few hours ahead of the Early Access release, which happens on September 1.  The game’s official release date is September 6, five days later. It might be just too tight of a date to decide on getting early access or not, but it’s still way ahead of the actual release date.

It just happens that this is the same date when Steam users will be able to pre-load the game. And trust me, you definitely want to get this thing downloaded as soon as possible because the game is just as massive as its galaxies. You might even wanna get a whole SSD solely dedicated to Starfield.

Starfield File Size and Storage Space
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Related: Starfield Main Story Campaign Length Explained

Fortunately, console players (and PC players playing through Xbox) won’t have this problem as the game has been available for preload since August 17. It’s still a huge file size, but you do have a few extra days to prepare for that.

Recent trailers and showcases have revealed a lot to the general public, such as weapons, planets, and some of the infinite possibilities we can see in this vast galaxy, but we should have more of an official look at the game when the first reviews start rolling out. And we on Prima are ready to reveal our views on the game as soon as the embargo is gone, so be sure to check that out!


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Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.