Bethesda Says that Starfield Physical Copies Won’t Include Disc

In a world where digital is becoming the norm, Bethesda's Starfield might be setting a new trend - physical copies without discs, sparking a mix of confusion and concern among gamers.

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So, you know how we all love owning physical copies of our favorite games, right? There’s something about that feeling when you walk out of the store with a shiny new game in your hand. It’s a sweet combo of nostalgia and that collector’s satisfaction. Plus, there’s a crucial aspect of game preservation. It’s unsettling to consider a future when it will be impossible to acquire or gain access to some forms of media as their distribution shifts online. Getting a physical copy or disc that you can store away safely gives you the feeling that you’re preserving the game indefinitely.

Well, there’s been a bit of a stir in the gaming community about Bethesda’s upcoming space-exploration RPG, Starfield. It turns out, there might be a chance that the physical copies of Starfield won’t actually come with a disc. Instead, all physical editions are reported to include a code for the chosen platform. An official Bethesda Support account tweeted the news first, however, that tweet has already been deleted.

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The response from gamers? Let’s just say, they aren’t thrilled. Over on Reddit, the reaction has been intense. One user, FerroLux_, hopes it’s a mistake, while another, cmvora, points out that if this is true, it could seriously hurt the pre-owned market for the game.

The possibility exists that this is all a big misunderstanding. The official Spanish Bethesda account responded to the same question earlier this month, and their reply was a bit different. They said, “It depends on the edition. For example, the standard edition has a disc, while the Constellation Edition comes with a code engraved on a collector’s item.” So, at the moment, it seems as though we’re receiving conflicting information.

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