Buyer’s Guide: Different Editions of Starfield and In-Game Bonuses

Sadly, there's no Starfield-edition Xbox Series X as of yet.
Published On August 20, 2023
A screenshot from Starfield.

Starfield is just around the corner, and here’s a quick guide to get a head start on the release.

Starfield, Todd Howard and Bethesda’s newest and most ambitious open-world RPG is just weeks away: arriving on Windows PC and Xbox Series X on Sept. 6. However, those with early-access rights will get the game on Sept. 1. But what of the game’s different editions?

Microsoft and Bethesda confirmed that Starfield will be available for preloading on the Xbox Series X and S starting Aug. 17 — a download that requires well over 100 GBs of space.

While subscribers of the Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass will be able to play the game at no extra cost, retailers are offering some lucrative deals and add-ons on pre-orders. This includes different editions of the game itself.

A still from The Witcher Season 3 Volume 2 showing Yennefer.

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Here’s a quick buyer’s guide for Starfield.

  • The $69.99 Standard Edition gets you the Old Marks skin pack as a pre-order bonus, which includes: Deep Mining helmet and pack in-game skins, and the Laser Cutter (weapon).
  • The Premium Edition of Starfield costs $99.99 for the digital version or $104.98 for the physical one, and get you: access to the Shattered Space story DLC (when it releases), an original soundtrack, the Constellation skin pack, the Old Marks skin pack, as well as a digital artbook.
  • While the digital upgrade comes with early access to the game, the premium edition upgrade ($35) when bought with the standard physical edition adds on a Constellation patch and a Steelbook display case.
  • The $299.99 limited-edition bundle called the Constellation edition includes everything from the standard and premium editions, as well as a Starfield Chronomark watch with a decorative spacefarer’s case.

Other notable add-ons include a Starfield limited-edition Xbox controller and headset available for $79.99 and $124.00, as well as Constellation-inspired Seagate game drives and a game hub external storage device.

While a Starfield-themed setup would look slick, I can’t help but imagine how the nothing-themed Xbox would stick out like a sore thumb.