The Order: 1886 is 2015's first triple A exclusive title. Sony have done everything in their power to remind gamers out there that this game exists, even showing an ad at the Superbowl. It looks beautiful, the story is highly intriguing, but everyone is still a little unsure about the combat. Will it simply fall into the trap of focusing too much on its campaign and handing us lacklustre cover-based shooting mechanics? Not much longer left till we find out!
The Order: 1886 has a release date of February 20th, a day that will surely see the release of a game that'll be discussed all year. Will we be talking about a failure? Or about a game that didn't live up to the hype? Or could it actually be an enormous success? Well, here's some new information from the developers to get us excited for what lies ahead.
The Order: 1886 New Details
For one thing, this game is being sold on its visuals, boasting quite possibly the greatest in-game graphics we've ever seen. There's no difference between high resolution and low resolution assets. Everything is as detailed as possible all the time. Ready at Dawn wanted to revolutionise the physics for cloth and everything moving in the wind for the current generation. So it'll certainly be pretty.
A lot of study and research was made on airships and on how they were built in order to create the Agamemnon, which is actually owned by the Indian military. The sceneries are very expansive, and allegedly push the PS4 to its full potential, demonstrating the full leap that has taken place between the PS3 and NextGen.
All enemies can be killed with a single melee attack from stealth. There are also “plenty” of different stealth finishing moves, and the ones you actually use depend on how well you approach the enemy. An intriguing idea, though it doesn't seem like the game encourages stealth for the whole campaign, more it just has stealth sections.
While many of the weapons are fictional, their components are based on extensive research on what existed at the time. Interesting stuff considering they look like they're from the future. Oh and that whole violent aspect of the game has been confirmed! The shotgun can dismember people, as your enemies can loose legs, arms, heads, all that stuff!
Ready at Dawn started with action games in order to learn the tricks of the trade of development. On the other hand, third person shooters are what they really loved, so starting the studio ten years ago was actually about reaching the point of being able to make a game like The Order: 1886. They knew they wanted to make it a long time ago, but they waited before making it.
It's remarkable to see a studio that is known for making great games on the PSP taking on the challenge of creating one of Sony's biggest titles of 2015. There is a serious amount of pressure on these guys to succeed in the big leagues. I hope they do a great job and that Sony can make an effective franchise out of The Order.
Ru Weerasuriya started writing the story for The Order: 1886 around 2005-2006. Apparently, they wanted to have a certain look to the game that they felt the PS3 couldn't exactly give them. Therefore, once the PS4 was announced they pitched the idea to Sony as one of their NextGen titles.
The year 1886 is very important in the wider storyline of the IP. The story spans hundreds of years before, but in 1886 something happens that is very relevant, and that's what The Order: 1886 is about.
There is an enormous arsenal at our disposal. The game features over a dozen rifles, with a similar amount of guns for each class on show. In terms of the knights, they are not actually physically enhanced though. They're very agile and very good at what they do due to the fact they've been working at it for hundreds of years. The only super abilities they possess is a long lifespan, allowing them to carry on their duties for centuries.
Therefore, I can certainly see that this element will allow for the series to be carried on into the future. The Order is going to protect us for many years, and perhaps even in different cities. I could see this franchise becoming Sony's new Killzone!
Are you looking forward to picking up The Order: 1886 on the PS4 this month? Are you sceptical about this title's success? Let us know in the comments gamers!