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Fans have upscaled yesterday’s leaked Elden Ring trailer footage to 720p HD.
The video below, published by YouTube channel The Lore Hunter, uses AI upscaling to improve the quality of the low-resolution footage which appeared online on Monday. It lasts 112 seconds in all, with the latter half of the video featuring higher quality video that didn’t require upscaling.
However, due to the low quality and unfinished visuals featured in this trailer, some fans might want to wait for an official release from publisher Bandai Namco. The leaked Elden Ring trailer is understood to show work-in-progress gameplay that was not intended to be seen by the public.
The video leak represents the first significant update on Elden Ring since it was announced in June 2019, and the first time anyone has seen gameplay outside of its publisher or developer.
The gameplay footage then shows a montage of familiar Souls-style melee combat, boss battles against a fire-breathing dragon and a large, sword-wielding foe, and a glimpse at horseback combat in a large, open environment.
There is no release date mentioned in the off-screen footage. However, VGC understands that Elden Ring has already been delayed several times internally due to disruption caused by the pandemic.
People with knowledge of the game’s development told VGC that production has been significantly hampered by remote working restrictions, which have been in place for nearly a year. One person close to the game’s development said that, due to the disruption, they believed it was unlikely Elden Ring would make it out this year.
GamesBeat reporter Jeff Grubb said on Friday that he’d heard the title was being planned for an unveiling soon. Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier echoed the comments, claiming there was “strong evidence” the game would be shown “relatively soon”.