Today at CCXP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer spoke about Bethesda’s latest RPG, Starfield.
Spencer announced on stage during the livestream that the game had already surpassed 12 million players.
The previous update was provided by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the end of October and was at 11 million, so the game has attracted another million players in just over a month.
Spencer also thanked fans “for supporting Starfield and making it a huge hit,” adding that it is one of Microsoft’s top 10 most-played games.
When asked if he expected the game to match the longevity of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the executive noted that this is Microsoft’s goal and expressed confidence in the future of Starfield, which will soon receive a story expansion called Shattered Space and full-fledged tools for modding.
We’ve already announced the next expansion, Shattered Space, we’ve already told the community that they’ll be getting all the modding tools so they can create their own content in Starfield, which was so important to Skyrim, so I’m sure within Starfield will remain very, very high in gaming for many years to come.
By the way, since the exhibition was held in Brazil, Spencer also talked about the local market, mentioning that the country is the second largest PC Game Pass market in the world and the largest market in the world for Samsung TVs using Xbox Cloud Gaming.