The first 20 minutes of gameplay from The Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda’s new entry into the Elder Scrolls series, was leaked earlier today.
Any links to the footage will not be found here, but it has been bounced around a number of video-sharing websites. It was originally shared on YouTube and has since been removed for a copyright infringement claimed by ZeniMax Media Inc.
The video follows the epic adventure of the character “Worst Youtube.” The video itself may be poor quality, but the interface and mechanics appear pretty lackluster and typical of an MMO.
It shows off most of the options that are adjustable in the beta (of course, all work in progress). Players are able to enable or disable an option to show “kill scenes” when the last enemy is killed, perhaps in the same fashion of the slow-motion kills in Skyrim.
There are also traditional MMO settings such as showing nameplates, combat text and auto loot. Players can also change the camera distance for when in third-person.
More interestingly, the video shows some of the abilities that are currently available in the beta. Players have a choice in terms of both active and passive abilities. There is also an Ultimate Ability which will most likely be powerful but have a long cooldown.
You can sign up for the beta via the Elder Scrolls Online website, though they’re not letting too many people in yet. Wonder why that is.