Since its initial reveal in 2018, the excitement surrounding Starfield grew as the game neared its launch. The science fiction game, created by RPG (Role-Playing Game) experts Bethesda, was finally released to eager gamers anticipating it for years. It appears that the journey into space was a success, as Bethesda recently announced that Starfield has reached 10 million players.
Starfield hits 10 million players
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the company officially announced that Starfield has crossed 10 million players. The exact figure based on the platform was not revealed, but the new title is an Xbox console exclusive released on Windows. In other words, the 10 million mark doesn’t directly reflect total sales but gives us a fair idea of just how popular the game is. Thanks to the Xbox Game Pass, many gamers got access to the title on the first day.
This decision allowed many to experience Starfield through a subscription service without buying the game. Microsoft typically does this for its first-party games. So subscribers of the more premium Xbox Game Pass Core tiers can explore the Starfield universe. As per official notes, crossing the 10 million mark makes the title the biggest launch for any Bethesda title. This is a big deal since the company is behind massively successful video game franchises like Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, and more.
It is worth noting that this is just the early days of its release. So it remains to be seen if it can replicate the same success as Bethesda’s iconic games like the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. For those unaware, Starfield is Xbox’s biggest launch for the year and also the first Bethesda IP in over 25 years. It is a single-player RPG with gamers exploring a vast galaxy filled with thousands of planets and star systems. Freedom to explore is key, and players can either follow the main quest or engage in a ton of side content.