Before The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim became something of a household video game name, the creators of the series (as well as the recently released Fallout 4) had plans to give you a portable fantasy experience—albeit a dragon-free one.
Before there was Skyrim, there was The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, a game that took place in a different part of the game’s continent of Tamriel. Oblivion* was a big deal back toward the launch of the Xbox 360, and its mechanics served as the template for the hit Fallout 3 as well. It was liked so much that developer Bethesda had plans to make a handheld version on Sony’s Playstation Portable console, but that version was canceled before release and lost to history — until now.
Thanks to some leaked footage from PtoPOnline that’s found its way onto the internet, you can see what the portable version of Oblivion was like. That game focused on portals torn into a hellish dimension, out of which demons poured into the picturesque but totally lethal world of Elder Scrolls, but it seems this one wouldn’t have been the open world that Elder Scrolls fans know so well, but rather composed of several smaller areas you could travel between.
It seems Bethesda squashed the leaks on YouTube, but this is the internet, where nothing ever truly dies—so mirrors have already popped up for your enjoyment.