Starfield has been one of the more anticipated video games for several years now. We knew for a good while that Bethesda was working on the project, and at the time, it was said that this was for next-generation console platforms. Of course, things quickly changed for the development team. When Microsoft acquired ZeniMax Media, it meant that Bethesda would fall under the Xbox umbrella. Likewise, they made it so that their highly anticipated new RPG, Starfield, would land exclusively for the Xbox Series X/S and PC platforms.
That didn’t please too many PlayStation 5 owners. They were pretty disappointed that they wouldn’t get their hands on the upcoming RPG. But that’s the name of the game. Manufacturers are able to move console units by providing exclusives and features for that particular platform. So while fans on the PlayStation 5 platform might go without, there are still quite a few upset gamers out there that are ready to seek their revenge. Thanks to a report from Tech4Gamers, we’re learning that there’s a movement online in place to ensure Starfield launches with negative reviews from consumers.
Review bombing is nothing new, and it’s left some consumers forced to only look at critic reviews. Metacritic has been a crucial website for getting a quick overview of a video game reception both from critics and fans alike. This website adds a wide range of critic reviews for a game along with user-submitted scores. Likewise, you get a look at each title’s specific platform ranking. So naturally, this website gets a ton of attention for video game reviews, impressions, and overall rankings with other new releases.
But since we already know that this game is targeted for review bombing, then, you’ll likely want to avoid user-submitted scores. Again, this might be something you’ve already taken into consideration from past review bombing examples. Unfortunately, PlayStation 5 owners won’t be able to dive into Starfield, but they are not without a thrilling RPG release on the same day.
While Starfield will launch for PC and Xbox Series X/S on September 6, 2023, those on PlayStation 5 will gain access to Baldur’s Gate 3. Currently, Baldur’s Gate 3 is available to pick up and play on the PC platform. Furthermore, it’s gained quite a bit of praise for being an incredible gameplay experience. You can check out our Before You Buy coverage for Baldur’s Gate 3 right here while we have a trailer for the upcoming Starfield video game down below.