Starfield is out on September 6 for both Xbox and PC, but if you can’t wait that long, you can begin playing on September 1 via the Starfield Premium Edition. But you don’t need to spend $100 to play it early, as Game Pass members have another option that is far cheaper.
Microsoft is offering a $35 Premium Edition upgrade (or $31.50 if you have Game Pass) that includes the early access perk, as well as the Shattered Space story expansion (when it releases) and in-game items like the Equinox Laser Rifle and more. You also get a digital art book and soundtrack. If you grab the upgrade from major retailers for $35, you’ll receive a collectible steelbook case and Constellation patch.
Starfield Premium Edition Upgrade
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The Premium edition upgrade does not come with Starfield’s base game itself, so this bundle is aimed at people who are planning to play Starfield through Xbox Game Pass. All of the Premium edition upgrade content requires the base game, so if your Game Pass subscription lapses, you’ll lose access to the game and its related content, it appears. To give yourself a nice chunk of time for Starfield, check out these deals on Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass (for those who don’t own an Xbox).
For those without Game Pass, Starfield preorders are discounted, so if you’re planning to buy the game outright, now might be a good time to lock in your order. The Premium edition with early access is included in the current batch of Starfield deals. Everyone who preorders Starfield gets the Old Mars Skin Pack, which includes a variety of in-game skins. For more details on all available editions and what they come with, you can check out GameSpot’s Starfield preorder guide.
You can start preloading Starfield on Xbox PC via the Microsoft Store now, while the Steam version will be available to preload beginning August 30. Unsurprisingly, the game will consume a big chunk of storage space.