Starfield Costs $69.99: This Trick Lets You Buy it at a Dirt Cheap Price

Starfield Costs $69.99: This Trick Lets You Buy it at a Dirt Cheap Price
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Starfield is one of the most anticipated games coming out later this year. It’s also touted to be the biggest and the least buggy game from Bethesda, much to the relief of fans. Fans have faced half-baked releases from the studio that hampered launch day experiences, with many having to wait for patches and updates. Starfield is said to cost $69.99 for the Standard Edition, on par with normal prices for big titles these days. The Deluxe Edition is priced $30 more at $99.99 with a lot of pre-order bonuses also on offer.


For those who feel the $70 mark is also quite expensive, there’s a way out to get the game for a lot cheaper.

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Starfield Release Date, Download Size, and Other Details

Starfield Spaceship

Starfield is set to release next month, and the game comes with a high spec requirement for gamers to fully enjoy the game in 4K 60fps. The two consoles, Xbox Series X and Series S will have the game locked at 30 fps, with the Series X able to have an upscaled 4K resolution and Series S reaching a maximum of 2K resolution. The download size and other details are listed below

Starfield on Xbox Series X and S requires a free space of 126.1 GB, while on PC the game requires a free space of 140 GB. For desktop gamers to fully enjoy the game, the recommended specs include either of these two processors: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X or the 10th gen Intel i5, at least 16 GB of RAM, and either of these two GPUs: the AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT or NVIDIA’s RTX 2080.

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Other Space-Adventure Games Like Starfield

Official artwork for the game Prey
Official artwork for the game Prey (2017)

For gamers interested in Bethesda’s upcoming interstellar adventure, there are other games to consider too. Here are some of the best games for a similar out-of-the-world experience to try before Starfield:

  • No Man’s Sky – For gamers looking for exploration, combat, trading, and survival, the action-adventure survival game No Man’s Sky would suit them best as it features all of these four features.
  • Elite Dangerous – For a more accurate take on the universe, with planets and their orbits featured in real-time, Elite Dangerous‘s realistic astrophysics and star systems in a 1:1 scale are bound to give space nerds an immersive experience.
  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition – Featuring the trilogy in the series, Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, the BioWare games feature an action RPG where gamers get to play as Commander Shephard. From interstellar travel to saving the Earth from monstrous Reapers, the games have something for all space nerds to bask in, as they wait for Starfield.
  • Stellaris – If taking control of an interstellar civilization suits the taste of gamers, they can play Stellaris and manage their place in the galaxy. Players will encounter other civilizations who will end up being either their allies or foes.
  • Prey – An underrated space adventure, Prey features fighting an alien race in an alternate timeline set in the year 2032. The game is an FPS with stealth and role-playing elements set in an open-world environment.

There are many other games as well that are set in outer space for gamers to try and explore if they opt to wait until the price of Starfield comes down after a few months. To try Starfield on launch day, there is a neat trick to grab the game for cheaper as mentioned below.

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Xbox GamePass Trick To Get Starfield For Much Cheaper

Xbox GamePass offers access to all Microsoft games on Day One
Xbox GamePass offers access to all Microsoft games on Day One

Xbox GamePass has been known to give access to almost all in-studio games to players on Day One. With Starfield releasing next month and Forza Motorsport launching in October, this is the best time to grab Xbox GamePass Ultimate for the next couple of months, at least. Even if the yearly price tag for the subscription sounds a tad too high, the monthly subscription would suit gamers who would be looking to play once and be done with the games over the next few months.

Xbox GamePass Ultimate costs $16.99 per month and players would be able to play Starfield on Day One on both the Xbox consoles as well as on PC. Provided the recommended system requirements are met, desktop gamers can enjoy the game as it was meant to. For those who are only looking to play the game on either of the compatible Xbox consoles, the console version of the subscription costs $10.99 per month and for those who will only be playing on the desktop, the PC version of the subscription costs $9.99 per month.

Starfield being a big game might take a couple of months for an average gamer to complete, and even if the monthly subscription is taken for 3 months, it still works out to less than the standard edition pricing of $70, and players will get to additionally play other titles as well. Starfield will officially go Live in the US on the 6th of September.


Source: Xbox


Written by Ayoub Hassan Adur

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Ayoub Hassan Adur worked in the Translation Industry for more than a decade before turning to Content Writing. Ayoub loves Gaming and has also written news stories in the gaming industry for two other websites before joining FandomWire Gaming. Manchester United fan since the '90s.