Today Bethesda announced that the upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield has finally gone gold, alongside the dates for the preload.
If you're unfamiliar with industry lingo, "gone gold" means that the version of the game that will be on the disk is now complete, and developers can focus on potential day-one patches and additional content.
The term's origin lies in the fact that these final versions were once recorded on a golden master disk.
We also know thanks to the announcement made on X (previously Twitter), that preloads will be available on Xbox and Windows Store for PC tomorrow, August 17.
If you intend to purchase the game on Steam, you'll have to wait a bit longer until August 30, that being said, that still leaves plenty of time before the official release on September 6.
You can also watch an extended gameplay segment and presentation aired after the latest Xbox Game Showcase, providing an extended look at what the game is all about.
Starfield was originally teased all the way back at E3 2018, over five years ago. It was supposed to release in November 2022, but it was delayed to the first half of 2023, and then to the current date.
Soon, we'll finally be able to tell if it was worth the wait.