Xbox players eagerly awaiting the release of Starfield, Bethesda’s highly anticipated open-world space game, are experiencing frustration due to a misleading preload notification. With the option to preload the game now available, players can see the game sitting on their consoles, teasing them with the promise of imminent gameplay. However, despite receiving a notification stating that the game is “ready to play,” players are still unable to access it until the official release date.
Preloading games has become a popular feature among gamers, allowing them to download the game in advance and avoid a lengthy wait period on release day. This feature is especially useful for those with slower internet connections. When a game finishes preloading, a notification is sent to the console owner indicating that the task has been completed. In most cases, the message would inform players that the preload is complete. However, in the case of Starfield, the message misleadingly states that the game is “ready to play.”
Many fans have expressed their frustration on the Starfield subreddit and other forums, feeling deceived the notification. Some players even reported that the Xbox app encouraged them to “jump back in” to the game, further adding to the confusion. Despite the excitement generated the preload notification, players must still exercise patience until the official release date.
Starfield, described as a sci-fi version of Grand Theft Auto set in outer space, offers an open-world experience with multiple planets to explore. The game’s showcase in June 2023 only heightened the anticipation among gamers, who eagerly await its launch on PC and Xbox. For now, Xbox players must endure the agonizing wait, even as the preload notification serves as a tantalizing reminder of what lies ahead.
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– Starfield subreddit