Starfield Megathread - Steam & Gamepass Preload Now Up ! (Spoilers without tags will be banned) Reviews Up

Rather than have multiple threads and review links I Figured Id start a megathread to pin to the top for the release of Starfield

Preload UP On Xbox App 139.84GB -

Preload Now Up On Steam 116GB

Starfield will release on September 6, 2023 for Normal Editions & September 1st for Deluxe.

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General Articles:

The PC requirements to run Starfield at minimum specs are:

OS: 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

If you want a smoother experience, then you should aim to run Starfield at recommended specs:

OS: 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
Whiskeyomega avatar

Got my key and preloading !


Fanatical has it on sale for 58$ / 83$ (USD - Steam) right now with a coupon. See the code on the page or use Fanatical17


May not support DLSS or XeSS at launch according to some folks who have dug through the pre-load files. link

Whiskeyomega avatar

I thought it wasnt getting it at all because its an "AMD Title"


Maybe, but I suspect it'll get it in an early patch. All this Nvidia/AMD Title stuff feels like those timed-exclusive deals for consoles.


I don’t suppose someone more knowledgeable than I am could tell me how these specs would translate to running this game on the Steam Deck, with it’s much smaller than average screen. I know that it’s not officially Steam Deck verified, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t be run on it at low settings.

Sorry if this question is not appropriate for this thread.


The expectation is that starfield will be severely cpu bottlenecked(it has to track many items and their locations, physics, etc), hence the 30fps mode for xbox series x and the 6core cpu minimum requirement. Even in the trailers of the game performance was often sub 30fps.

The steam deck's cpu is a low power 4core one and while it uses a modern architecture, i dont expect starfield to run even at 30fps at low details/resolution but who knows. These games are highly modable and people can do weird things.


Yeah. I am starting to resign myself to playing on a console. I’d rather not. I wonder if it will be streamable on the xcloud thing.

geosoco, (edited )

update: new steamos fixes a driver crash with starfield. Doesn't address performance yet, but maybe?

A little late, but this link suggests that deck support may be in the works.

During an interview with the YouTube channel Kinda Funny Games, Starfield game director Todd Howard was probed about Starfield’s Steam Deck compatibility. When the question was brought up, Howard refrained from giving a definitive answer, but replied with a grin and said, “we’ll talk about that later down the road.”

and also there's a recent patch note about adding deck virtual keyboard support

According to a newly discovered leaked document, details surrounding an upcoming Starfield update have leaked, which includes mention of the Steam Deck. Insider Gaming, has revealed that the leaked document states that the Steam Deck will run Starfield “with the correct drivers.” Whether that means Starfield will run well enough to be dubbed ‘verified’, or just ‘playable’ on the handheld by Valve, and join the best Steam Deck games list we’ll have to wait and see.

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