The Order: 1886 has its work cut out for it. It’s an original IP on a next-gen console that has to prove itself to players looking for something new and exciting from their $400 console. Visuals are only going to go so far so the game has to prove that it has some gameplay chops as well.
In a new behind the scenes video, Ready at Dawn CEO Ru Weerasuriya reveals more details about his company’s first original home console title – The Order: 1886. In it, he reiterates that the game takes place in a 19th century London with a group of knights fighting against mutated humans. He reveals that the characters are based on those from the legend of King Arthur, but the characters in the game are based on the characters from the original legend instead of the more well-known modern retellings.
As for gameplay, he says that it’s their intention to make a filmic game that strikes a balance between storytelling and player control. In the past, games, like Uncharted 2, have felt like you were playing a movie. With The Order: 1886, Ready at Dawn wants to keep players in that filmic experience while keeping them engaged through seamless transitions to combat and exploration.
The Order: 1886 will launch exclusively on the PS4 sometime in 2014.
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