September 6 is a time for celebration – the grand release of the long-awaited Starfield! But this space role-playing game from Bethesda arrives in different editions, so which one is the better choice?
From the creators of legendary titles like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout, here comes Starfield – a space adventure for Xbox X/S and PC featuring role-playing fun, a thousand planets to explore, thrilling combat, and more. But like in the case of many great titles, it comes in various versions and prices, so today you’ll discover all their main differences.
By the way: if you are an Xbox or PC Game Pass subscriber, you’ll be able to enjoy access to this great new video game on the release day.
What do you get in pre-order?
Good news! All Starfield editions include pre-order content. And all editions other than Standard offer 5-day early access, so if you want to play on September 1, select a more expensive product than the basic one. It’s quite a game-changer for everyone who wants to delve into this phenomenal world as soon as possible.
What about the pre-order content? Anyone who pre-orders the game (even the Standard version) before the big launch day will receive the Old Mars Skin Pack containing:
- Laser Cutter
- Deep Mining Helmet
- Deep Mining Pack
Basic Edition of Starfield
The Standard version is the base game, including pre-order content (Old Mars Skin Pack) if you purchase it before launch. Prepare for a pure Starfield experience – for $69.99!
If you want to secure content coming in the future, purchase the Premium Edition Upgrade (Digital) for just $34.99 to get:
- Shattered Space story expansion
- Up to 5 days early access
- Constellation Skin Pack
- Starfield Digital Artbook & Original Soundtrack
Deluxe Edition of Starfield
Starfield Premium Edition (Digital) includes the base game, pre-order content (Old Mars Skin Pack) if you choose to purchase it before launch, and all Premium Edition Upgrade content (mentioned above) for a single price of $99.99.
Comparing the Editions
If you decide to purchase the game before launch, you’ll receive a pre-order bundle for each Starfield edition. So that’s all set.
- With the Standard Edition, all you get is the base game – no early access or additional content.
- But with the Premium Edition, you can get the base game, 5-day early access, Shattered Space story DLC, Constellation Skin Pack, and Artbook with Soundtrack.
As we already know, Early Access is a real treat for players who want to play before anyone else. The art book and soundtrack can be a pleasant addition, but they are not necessary to fully enjoy the game.
What can we expect from the Shattered Space story? Bethesda has released expansions for the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series before, and they’ve been great! So we can expect tons of extra fun with this DLC.
What’s the Constellation Skin Pack, then? For some, it may just be a set of cosmetic extras, while for others a must-have during their new single-player space adventure.