How Long has Starfield Been in Development?

Starfield is the next big RPG coming from the legendary Bethesda Game Studios. The title will take fans to a completely new place: space. Thus far, Bethesda games have been set on Earth (or Tamriel, in the case of The Elder Scrolls franchise). Starfield presents a unique opportunity for the gaming giant to demonstrate its proficiency in the open-world genre. But Starfield has been anticipated for a long time and has been delayed since its original announcement. This has led many fans to wonder exactly how long Bethesda has been developing the new RPG.