Elder Scrolls Online gameplay leaks

First 20 minutes of Bethesda's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game revealed in new video leak.

New gameplay video footage from The Elder Scrolls Online has leaked, showing off the first 20 minutes of Bethesda's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

The video clip (which has now been removed) showed off character creation, nine races, and three classes (dragonknight, templar, and sorcerer). The clip also revealed the game's user interface, skill trees, lower-level quests, and combat through first- and third-person perspectives.

The Elder Scrolls Online entered closed beta at the end of March. Players interested in testing out the game can sign up for future testing periods that will ramp up in size and scope as launch approaches.

The Elder Scrolls Online will cover the entire continent of Tamriel, including the lands featured in previous Elder Scrolls games like Cyrodiil, Skyrim, and Morrowind. The game will be set 1,000 years before the events of 2011's Skyrim and will put players into the world on the brink of demonic assimilation at the hands of the daedric prince Molag Bal.

The game is due out in 2013. Its pricing model has not been announced, though the founder of game consultancy firm Gamesbrief, Nicholas Lovell, believes The Elder Scrolls Online will launch with a paid subscription but will eventually become free-to-play. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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jkobs113
jkobs113

Its still around at TESO Champion or Daily video.

Larouche911
Larouche911

I am not a PC gamer and have no desire to play MMO's. But man, I might have to now.

Jlbranstetter
Jlbranstetter

LOL That wasn't even beta footage! My friend works in the industry and got into the beta. I've seen it, that looks more like alpha.

therealneoturk
therealneoturk

how is this a leak? ive seen this video before like a while ago.

lo_crow98
lo_crow98

Its silly that people are actually making judgements on a game based off that scrub's video.  He was lvl 1 and derped around, very obviously trying to generate negativity about TESO. I could do exactly what he did in WoW right now, and make it look like garbage to anyone who hadn't played before

The build he was playing is clearly not the most recent (most likely alpha/on a test engine as others have asserted) judging by the fact that Zenimax stated their latest build has 1st person arms/weapons.  

The graphics look bad because:

1. Graphics additions/tweaks come last in games (things like SSAO,AA,shaders,bloom,etc).  If it is indeed running on the test engine, this would further explain the low graphics.

2.His fraps was recording at low.  Judge the graphics by the officially released videos/screenshots; it will look like that and not this lame leak.

People should really never make a decision about a game until they play it for themselves, or see the final product in action.  That leak has troll written all over it and I'm not saying TESO will be #1, but I am waiting for some actual legit footage truly representative of gameplay.

FlipTheEca
FlipTheEca

The "eventually become free-to-play" article is an opinion piece. Take anything it says with a  grain of salt.

Shame on the article writer for stating it as a matter of fact.

/Shame sir, /shame...

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

Looks like everything I hoped it wouldn't be.

BrYaNq93
BrYaNq93

Saw the video of the gameplay and all I have to say was that the person playing it was a horrible horrible player and should just burn his PC on the spot.  There were no comments, no actual gameplay, nothing that could even come close to what the game was suppose to be.


I want to meet this person and punch him in the face for wasting 10 mins of my life while he decided to kill rats with a fire spell. Hope your mother is proud you useless piece of crap

Cperez22
Cperez22

They should have just optimized Skyrim's engine for multiplayer.

Simplified the graphics so they can have a couple hundred people playing at once, added the other areas of Tamriel, scale up the difficulty of Dragons and stuff like that. Done! Elder Scrolls Online without compromises. With the gameplay we already like and the added ability of hanging out with our friends and strangers.

neroist
neroist

The person that made this video leak was trolling. The graphics were on min and he tried to make it look as bad as he could.  Still I am upset that they made DAoC 2 with TES skin and names. 

Why is there a faction lock dependent on race and not choice? Why are they fighting for a throne when Malog Bal is merging his Oblivion hell with Nirn? Why is it AvA focused. No raids which is the ultimate PvE experience? I thought TES was about PvE.

constantin
constantin

I hope it'll be fully voiced like SWTOR - at least all the NPCs anyway.

constantin
constantin

Is it just me, or are MMOs becoming less and less fun to play ?

Donomega
Donomega

I hope they don't decide to stop making new single player Elder Scrolls games because of this LIKE some company did 

highlanderjimd
highlanderjimd

hmmm? hmmmmmmmmm? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

megakick
megakick

Looks like any other MMORPG. If its not free to play it will fail. Sub now free later? This is what SWTOR did whether or not if they did it on purpose...

TheDesol4t0r
TheDesol4t0r

Relax guys its only a gameplay leak  the game is still a development; that not the final product,  its still on BETA so they will make things better in time with ideas given by the players in the BETA and the fans in forums so be patient, there is still time to improve graphics, gameplay, animations e.t.c...Just be patient there is more content to come...

altairdarius
altairdarius

I understand that this is a MMO and graphics expectations are low but ever since I saw the cinematic I was expecting something more interesting. Anyway I think that this is not the final stage since is not an official video.

Diamondsoulz
Diamondsoulz

Looks like total shit and I have good taste support Camelot Unchained Kickstarter if you a real MMO.

XenoLair
XenoLair

Payed sub and f2p later on.... seriously? They just want to milk the players for their cash first and when it stops selling, go free to play.

What upsets me even more is that people don't actually see any problems with this.


Lostat
Lostat

If its available to play on the Playstation/Xbox then I would buy it, or hopefully with the new PS4Xbox which I'm probably going to buy (platform undecided as yet in my case).

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

Paid subscription? Good luck with that one! 

YowserUK
YowserUK

@therealneoturk Your looking at the official Introduction video.  Gamespot have not posted the leaked video.

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

@lo_crow98 ''I am waiting for some actual legit footage truly representative of gameplay''

What do you mean, a heavily touched up and edited video that Zenimax themselfs release (like the one shown in the article above?). Those mainstream trailers do not show games in their true form whatsoever, friend. 

All i hear is the same excuses as when SWTORs gameplay videos started popping up. Plenty fanboys defended that too lmao. 




Meteor7
Meteor7

@lo_crow98 I am making judgments because it look unappealing and I am not talking about in a graphic stand-point. I am talking about it just doesn't look like it has that Elder Scrolls feel.

Meteor7
Meteor7

@FlipTheEca It's just an assumption and I am going to make a bet that it probably will go free to play. MMO gamers are picky and if the game doesn't satisfy them (which I am pretty sure it might satisfy a share of people) I have my doubts that this game will remain P2P when it is up against a picky crowd and the 500 pound gorilla itself.

lo_crow98
lo_crow98

@FlipTheEca  

Ikr, who cares what some game analyst says, anyone could've said the same about WoW before it came out and look at it now.

sune_Gem
sune_Gem

I take that somewhat back. I just watched the full leak and it doesn't look that bad, even though the player playing it is slow and fairly clueless, just a bit more MMO style than I had hoped for.

DarthLod
DarthLod

@constantin Why, so you could skip 99% of the cutscenes the second time you play through it? Honestly, the voice acting did nothing for me. 

coop36
coop36

@constantin My main complaint for MMOs is the combat. Tera seemed to alleviate that a bit.

ShakyMonkey
ShakyMonkey

@constantin I found Tera to quench my thirst for fun, the combat is engaging enough to make playing it fun, in and of itself!

DarthLod
DarthLod

@constantin Thats because they rip eachother off and offer nothing new. It's the same "Go to Point A, kill things, Do Bonus, Kill things, Get new missions update, Go to Point B, kill things, Kill boss, Turn in quest....repeat, repeat" 

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

@Donomega I dont believe Bethesda will stop making single player games. Besides, they are only publishing this title.

Vivisecti
Vivisecti

@Diamondsoulz Here we have one compnay that has experience and know what the big Warhammer hype can do and it is not good for the game. Mark Jacobs is going back to the roots here, and will make a game without any bullshit just pure PvP for those who love it. He even checking the interest of the fans on how much money they can get and will set the budget that way.

Not multimillion dollar companys with 6-7 years developing a game. This is the old nice way of making a fun game. (Hopefully) :) Ye support Camelot Unchained!

atisfire
atisfire

@Kr3isen @lo_crow98 no idiot when it goes into open beta and everyone can post vids. Dont talk out of your donkey. 

lo_crow98
lo_crow98

@Meteor7 @lo_crow98 

The animations/combat etc are in early beta.  I caught the PAX leaks and gameplay was vastly different than in that leak.

boixwunder
boixwunder

@ShakyMonkey @constantin The combat in Tera was great and I wish more MMO's would copy them, but as for the overall story and missions for Tera, I was left wanting.  I wish that SWTOR had combat like Tera.  ESO looks good so far though, I was hoping to get into the Beta so I could try the game out. Haven't received that email yet though.

OOLuigiOo
OOLuigiOo

@Vivisecti @DiamondsoulzThat game has the shittiest PvE. It's practically non existent. In fact,  I prefer Elder Scroll's PvE, at least that actually exists.