27 seconds of Elden Ring gameplay footage has leaked

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Update: In related news, we just got word that Elden Ring has been delayed from January to February (opens in new tab).

Original story: A now-defunct YouTube channel called Games Anime and More posted a 27-second clip of Elden Ring gameplay that made it around the internet before being taken down. (You can probably still find it on Twitter (opens in new tab) or the Elden Ring subreddit (opens in new tab).) The footage doesn't show much, just an armored character on a cliffside looking at a glowing tree, jumping over some rocks, and scaring a couple of eagles. They leave feathers behind when they fly off, which is a nice detail.

The most notable thing about what's shown is that the player-character can pull off a standing jump, rather than needing to do a run-up as in the Dark Souls games. While it doesn't suggest full-on Sekiro wallhopping agility, it's at least something different. 

Of course, the eagle-eyed (opens in new tab) already figured out this would be a thing from the trailer. Observant players have also figured out where the leaked footage takes place (opens in new tab); a small slice of the landscape shown in the official gameplay reveal.

The leaker anticipated complaints about the graphics (opens in new tab), explaining that "It's couple weeks old but it's from a Xbox One and not from a new Gen console. Also, the quality downgrades even more due to capturing it using external tools." That hasn't stopped some people from being cranky about how the grass doesn't measure up to their exacting standards for videogame foliage, obviously.

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Jody Macgregor
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Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.