i don`t know nothing about when they will show it but i know that fans are going to be very happy since they plan “public test” before the release.
i played this “public test” already.
don`t know about the final game since the “test” is made for testing the servers and the game because the game will feature a lot of multiplayer mechanics.
so in this “test” you can play 2 different classes (maybe they add more or change it until public)
first one called “Traveler” starting weapon is a silver spear and his unique thing is that you can store 3 camps on your mount right from the start (other class can store only 1 camp at start but upgrade it to more later) so this class ideal for anyone who want more easy start since in camps you can rest, craft, and change the game time, leading to more “easy” enemy management.
the second class called “deserter one” starting weapon is some kind of half hammer half sword (looks a little bit weird) and his “thing” is some shout that you can cast (no name yet) that make you slow(cant roll-maybe they change it idk) for a short time but gives you huge defense buff and your attacks cannot be interrupted
in the test i played there was no customization or something.
before you pick your class there is a cinematic prologue and you already see a little bit of it ( the knight from the trailer with the giant and the red hair woman)
game tells you a short story in that prologue – what is the meaning of the ring is and how it effects the world but i wont spoil you guys. it is really amazing to hear it for the first time and i want every one of you to hear it in game and not from outside.
( hope they remove this part from the public test since it is not belong there at all to my opinion.)
in that test i played only the first area (a battlefield full of dead warriors, dragons, walls..etc.), but it was almost unplayable due to low frame and bugs. this build is old one for sure.
the cloak that you wear is a symbol to who you are loyal and effects your co op\pvp thing. and the game tells you that right from the start (you choose your first cloak after the cinematic prologue. let you choose who you support at the start)
again, take it as you will.