At the Apple keynote earlier this month, Bethesda’s Todd Howard took the stage to demonstrate the studio’s in-development mobile title, The Elder Scrolls: Blades. Given that it was part of an Apple keynote, the demo is as much an advertisement for the Apple iPhone XS as it is for Blades itself, but it also features a couple of minutes of (ostensibly) real-time, in-game footage. The short walkthrough video shows off a variety of the game’s environment, from a decrepit dungeon to a verdant forest.
It also shows off a bit more of the game’s combat system, highlighting the way that combat works, with sword swings following your swipes across the device’s screen, as well as showcasing some of the spellcasting action available to those who are more magically inclined. “It’s not just immersive,” Howard says as the demo draws to a close, “It transports you.” Well, that much remains to be seen, but we can say that Massively OP’s Larry Everett was seriously impressed with his playthrough at this year’s PAX West.
OLED screen allows for intense, beautiful details.
Stereo widening brings in-game sounds to life.
Depth-of-field allows you to focus your actions.
Check out this video for more details… and a dragon! pic.twitter.com/Xqun23KBTm
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