Elder Scrolls Online gameplay isn’t about graphics

By Posted 15 Apr 2013, 05:48

We have a sneaky treat for those of you who are interested in picking up The Elder Scrolls online. The game is not due out until later in the year, but ZeniMax Online Studios has already started with the first wave of beta testing. Inevitably, we have some early gameplay for you to check out, giving you a great idea of what to expect as we progress towards a final release.

Although this isn’t the Skyrim DLC 4 news that you are all anxiously awaiting to hear, this is a pretty good second best as we wait for Bethesda to get moving. As far as we’re aware, beta access into The Elder Scrolls Online isn’t easy and this gameplay that we have for you is already starting to disappear by the second it turns up on the likes of YouTube.

With that in mind, a user has posted a 20 minute gameplay demonstration to Vimeo – which if you’re quick enough should give you adequate time to view it before it gets removed. We see a quick look at the character customization menus, but the real action starts at the 6.50 mark when the player exits the boat allowing you to see what the open world graphics look like.

There’s even a hilarious mubcrab battle at 7.50 which you’ll enjoy, and a peak at some of the instant quests you’ll pick up along the way – gaining XP as you do so. Further on, you’ll see a very welcome sight – another online player joining in out of nowhere to help the player take down a pack of desert wolves.

The graphics are not amazing, but let’s remember that this the very first beta we’re seeing here – so don’t panic. The actual gameplay mechanics look very smooth and we can tell that this will get very addictive once players start to level up and gain more skills to use. Boss fights with friends online is going to be great we expect and we just hope that more gameplay like this is on the way soon.

Check it out through the link above and let us know your initial reaction to the first gameplay for The Elder Scrolls Online. Hit or miss folks?

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