Starfield "no physical discs" confusion cleared up by Bethesda

By Tom West,

Bethesda has updated the Starfield preorders page, which now clearly states that one version of the game will include a disc, while others are digital codes. [updated]

The Starfield preorder page has now been updated, confirming that physical purchases of the Xbox standard edition will include a game disc, while the PC version will include a digital code. As for the Premium and Constellation Editions, it seems Bethesda will be including a game code instead of a disc.

For those of you planning on playing it via Xbox Game Pass, the service will include the Standard Edition of the game, but much like Redfall, we'll have access to the preorder in-game items: Laser Cutter, Deept Mining Helmet, and Deep Mining Pack.

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Two different Bethesda support accounts on Twitter have shared mixed messaging about Starfield's launch, with one claiming that no physical discs will be available and the other claiming only specific versions of the game will include a disc. It sounds very similar to the debacle we had with Redfall's launch, which the official support page had pegged as a digital-only release.

Starfield, will there be physical discs or is it digital-only?

A couple of weeks ago, the Bethesda Español account on Twitter said: "Hello partners! It depends on the edition. For example, the standard has a disc, while the Constellation Edition has a code engraved on a collector's item." This sounds like Starfield will have a similar launch to Redfall, which offers discs with its Standard Edition but digital codes with the other editions.

Following that, the Bethesda Support account replied to a user, saying, "There is no disc. It's a digital download." The tweet was deleted soon after posting but can be seen on Twitter user Wario64's page. The initial tweet included a link to Starfield's PC code redemption page for physical editions.

We've reached out to Bethesda for clarity.
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with a number of systems until he eventually fell in love with Xbox. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not hunting for Xbox achievements, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online or fighting for survival in Battlefield.
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