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Elden Ring leak allegedly shows gameplay on Xbox One

Elden Ring
Elden Ring (Image credit: Bandai Namco)

What you need to know

  • Footage of Elden Ring being run on an Xbox One console has allegedly leaked online.
  • The gameplay shows basic movement (including fluid jumping), and also shows off one of the game's environments.
  • The environment matches what has been seen in official screenshots, suggesting that the leak is real.
  • Elden Ring is slated to release on Jan. 21, 2022 on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC.

Footage of Elden Ring, FromSoftware's upcoming action RPG that the studio itself considers the spritual successor to Dark Souls, has allegedly leaked online. According to journalist Jeff Grubb, the gameplay was recorded on a base Xbox One console. The footage doesn't show anything very significant, although based on the character's jumps in the gameplay, it appears that players will be able to jump more fluidly in Elden Ring than in most previous FromSoftware games.

It's important to take leaks with a grain of salt, although based on the visual location of the leaked gameplay, it's very likely that the leak is real since the surrounding environment matches the castles, forrests, and the green sky that has been seen in official screenshots. You can watch the leaked footage below:

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If the leak is real, it marks the first time that we've seen Elden Ring gameplay outside of official trailers. We expect to see more of Elden Ring soon since the game is slated to release on Jan. 21, 2022, but this small tidbit is sure to get fans excited in the meantime. Elden Ring is undoubtedly one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2022 and could easily end up being one of the best Xbox games ever, so anything is sure to get fans hyped.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

4 Comments
  • Leak is too clean. Probably fake.
  • There is no way the camera moves this fast with a controller. Maybe it's played with mouse and keyboard on Xbox but I doubt it.
  • I doubt that that's with a mouse. The fact that the camera moves at the same speed every time and that there are a number of times where it takes a couple of attempts to get it facing in the desired direction seems very unmouselike.
  • I mean, it could be the Xbox One X, but that looks WAY too fluid to be running on the Xbox One S. Could also be on the Series and it's been mislabeled.