Starfield has officially gone gold, Bethesda announced on Twitter, which means the space game won’t be delayed again. When a studio says a game has gone gold, it means they’ve completely finished development and passed what the team believes is the necessary quality assurance certification, so they printed the master copy that will be used for all other copies.

The news comes after two delays, one that pushed Starfield out of its original November 2022 slot into early 2023 and then another that bumped it back to September 2023.

If you’re playing on Xbox and Windows, you can pre-load the game starting Aug. 17, 2023, while Steam players can pre-load on Aug. 30, 2023. Starfield officially launches on Sep. 6, 2023, but if you buy the deluxe version, you get access five days early, starting Sep. 1, 2023.

Meanwhile, Bethesda is continuing its trend of slowly dishing up more information about the Settled Systems and the world we’ll soon be setting foot into. There’s been a steady influx of new lore trailers, and most recently, Bethesda published a detailed timeline of the United Colonies, Constellation, and the conflicts that shaped the galaxy since humans set foot on Mars in the 2050s.

The anticipation is so high that some very hurry players already pieced together what they believe is the game’s entire skill tree, just from bits and parts of trailers shown in the past several months.

Written by Josh Broadwell on behalf of GLHF