First unveiled in a short trailer at E3 2013 it has been a long wait for The Order: 1886, primarily as very little was seen of the game for a considerable amount of time and the PS4 has suffered a bit of a game drought during 2014. The veil was finally lifted in early 2014 with a release date of February 20 2015 finally announced and much more of the game seen throughout the various game Expos around the globe.
It is the dawn of a new age - an age of scientific marvels in 19th century London. Underneath the dense fog, in the shadows of the Industrial Revolution, conflict rages against enemies old and new. Rebels battle against The Order, an elite band of Knights, and the police state they represent, while mankindís true enemies - a powerful and ancient foe known as the Half-breeds - grow in strength and numbers in and around the city. Join a centuries-old war against a powerful threat that will determine the course of history forever.
Sneaking around in theorder (2014).
The Order: 1886 has been in development since 2010, and every time we see more of the game it only gets more impressive. The game is set in an alternate steampunk type of London, complete with locations such as landmarks such as the Palace of Westminster, Mayfair, Whitechapel, Crystal Palace, Big Ben and the London Underground all faithfully reproduced for the game. The third person action game also includes a wide variety of weapons including the Arc gun, Combo Gun, Thermite gun and gadgets such as The Communicator, Fragmentation Grenades and the Monocular.
Ready at Dawn have confirmed that this game will be an single-player only experience. There will be no multiplayer modes at all which may disappoint some, but as the developers have stated they would rather concentrate on the best campaign then spread their resources.
The Order: 1886 is due in February 2015.
As you have probably seen from the screenshots surrounding this preview the game is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio and runs at 30fps giving it a much more cinematic appearance then most video games - and this is aided by the visual filters used for the games presentation. There's no doubt though that the game is a joy to look at and without the constraints of multiplatform, or multi-generational development Ready at Dawn, with some assistance from SCEA Santa Monica, are likely to push the Playstation 4 further then most other games to date.
We're pretty excited about The Order: 1886. It looks spectacular, Ready at Dawn have a strong history with Sony PSP titles, and they've had the full backing for Sony on this project. While many expected the game to be out sometime in 2014 we're happy to wait a couple of extra months until February 2015 if it allows Ready at Dawn the time to perfect the game.
Below is the trailer titled "Tesla Revealed" which was released for Gamescom in August 2014 - there's plenty of in-game footage.