VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Monday, September 12, 2011 | 9:30 PM

20 Minutes of Skyrim Gameplay

20 Minutes of Skyrim Gameplay

Bethesda has published over 20 minutes of Xbox 360 gameplay footage for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. In these videos, Todd Howard guides viewers through the presentation that’s been shown at E3, QuakeCon, and PAX Prime.
Update: Higher quality videos added.

Gameplay Demo part 1
Gameplay Demo part 2
Gameplay Demo part 3
Gameplay Demo 1 (FR)
Gameplay Demo 2 (FR)
Gameplay Demo 3 (FR)

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Commented on 2011-09-12 18:53:07
Awesome, thanks!
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:14:02
It's time. I must freeze myself until 11-11-11.
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:15:24
If cryo stasis had been invented it'd be what I would be using it for!
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:25:37 In reply to Sephiriah
Posted by Sephiriah
If cryo stasis had been invented it'd be what I would be using it for!
You mean "Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason"?
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:29:30
Never been a fan of hob goblins and poisoned dwarfs but this actually looks pretty impressive.
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:37:46 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
You mean "Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason"?
I meant cryostasis tech in general =) "Freeeeeze me!"
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:57:32
The 3d person view looks so good. I think I might play it in that mode.

So, the dragons are completely unscripted, right? They can appear at random moments, no?
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:10:57
This is what Project Offset was promising, a good 6 years ago, except now on consoles & PC's!
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:11:27 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
The 3d person view looks so good. I think I might play it in that mode.

So, the dragons are completely unscripted, right? They can appear at random moments, no?
Correct, I think there a couple of dragons which are in set places like ontop of the archway in the video but otherwise yeah they are random.

I remember Todd Howard saying while playtesting he was fighting one and another two appeared to join the fight, going to be tough if that happens!
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:16:30
Looks frkn epic.

And whatever happened to Project Offset? I know it was a small team working on it, but I haven't seen anything from it for so long, it makes me think it must be cancelled or something.

_____

looked it up and it was indeed cancelled. shame really, cause it looked great.
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:19:58
Thank you so much for posting these!

In before PC elitists ruin this thread. :(
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:28:24
Awesome music, awesome game, awesome 3d person view...awesome everything except for kids voice lol
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:34:49
I'm waiting for the higher quality version as there is pixelation in some scenes
Commented on 2011-09-12 21:18:29
Thats cool. Yeah. Think they could have done more with the combat this time around, but I can't wait either way
Commented on 2011-09-12 21:23:40
500+ hours anyone?
Commented on 2011-09-12 21:36:09
Great music and art.
Commented on 2011-09-12 22:04:50
Skyrim for PRESIDENT!!! :D
Commented on 2011-09-12 22:33:51
The world looks amazing. Bethesda has done it again this feels like when I saw the first Oblivion videos.
Commented on 2011-09-12 22:38:40 In reply to Sephiriah
Posted by Sephiriah
Correct, I think there a couple of dragons which are in set places like ontop of the archway in the video but otherwise yeah they are random.

I remember Todd Howard saying while playtesting he was fighting one and another two appeared to join the fight, going to be tough if that happens!
So what are you saying is that I could be in a conversation with an NPC and suddenly a dragon appears and stars to cause chaos and the conversation changes to talk about that dragon and how we will kill it?

Awesome stuff.
Commented on 2011-09-12 22:55:32
Project Offset still looks amazing, if those are in-game graphics, it's up there with Battlefield 3. Too bad we won't ever know. At least we have WITCHER 2 for an EPIC fantasy RPG. How many enemies is Skyrim going to throw at you, eh? ;)
Commented on 2011-09-12 22:59:26
Full marks to Bethesda for raising the bar on their previous work. It looks quite superb. As a whole i think fans will go nuts for this one

I'm guessing there is a reason for that still stiff clunky robot feel still in fps - it has improved mind you - , and i imagine this has something to do with the overall ambition that makes the game- it is after all concentrating recources everywhere i guess. I don't think i'd be able to get past that quibble myself but fans are in for a right treat

You hear a lot of things said of AI and how things happen dynamically, and while i'm sure there is stuff going on dynamically, i also remember what Bethesda said of Oblivion regarding AI. I wouldn't personally get hopes up to impossibly high levels otherwise this aspect may be a slight let down- Fable also taught me that one
Commented on 2011-09-12 23:12:30
The hands holding those spells remind me a lot of Bioshock
Commented on 2011-09-12 23:23:05 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
So what are you saying is that I could be in a conversation with an NPC and suddenly a dragon appears and stars to cause chaos and the conversation changes to talk about that dragon and how we will kill it?

Awesome stuff.
I think conversation will be most likely dropped for "Argh! Dragons!" if you are in town but yes, they can attack you in towns and you will arrive at towns under attack/post attack from dragons.

=)
Commented on 2011-09-12 23:27:56 In reply to Tinks
Posted by Tinks
The hands holding those spells remind me a lot of Bioshock
Funny you say that, Todd Howard openly admits to "borrowing" that from Bioshock right to Ken Levine's face in (12:30)this roundtable video.
Commented on 2011-09-12 23:32:39 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Funny you say that, Todd Howard openly admits to "borrowing" that from Bioshock right to Ken Levine's face in (12:30)this roundtable video.
If he didn't we'd only have to get @IRAIPT0IR in here to say "NO HANDS!!!" ;D
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