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Bethesda Twitter account states Starfield's physical version won't include a disc

"All physical editions include a code for the chosen platform."

A character in Starfield stares at an alien sunset.
Image credit: Bethesda

A Bethesda Twitter account has stated that Starfield's physical editions will not include a disc - although this message has now been removed.

The tweet, posted by @BethesdaSupport earlier today, stated that "all physical editions include a code for the chosen platform" and that there would be "no physical discs".

The message has since been deleted, but is still available to view via Wayback Machine. A screenshot has also been provided below.

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"All physical editions include a code for the chosen platform. There are no physical discs.
Image credit: @BethesdaSupport

While Bethesda has yet to comment on the now-removed message, the issue has sparked debate among fans over the merits of still having a copy of the game on physical media.

In the meantime, fans have dug up a tweet from Bethesda's official Twitter account for Spain, dated 13th June, which states the opposite - that the game's standard version does have a disc, while the Constellation Edition has a code engraved on a collector's item.

We've contacted Bethesda for clarification on what the situation is with copies here, and will update when we hear back.

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Earlier this month, the FTC succeeded in getting a temporary ban placed on Microsoft's $68.7bn Activision Blizzard buyout bid. Now, ahead of an upcoming hearing regarding the agency's request for a preliminary injunction, the FTC has submitted further documentation on the matter.

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