One of the most intriguing new game reveals at Sony’s big E3 presentation was also the most cryptic. The teaser trailer for The Order: 1886 showed monster hunters in Victorian London fighting an unrevealed supernatural menace using high-tech weapons. That’s it, other than the fact that it will probably utilize guns, gamers were left to question what the trailer suggested about story themes and gameplay.
Today, Sony and developer Ready At Dawn have finally revealed some details about the game in a blog post to the PlayStation blog. The Order: 1886 will be a third-person action-adventure game with “shooting mechanics,” stated Ready At Dawn co-founder Ru Weerasuriya. It will also be a linear story-based game, implying an Uncharted-type gameplay situation.
The London setting of the video game will heavily resemble the London of the 18th century, and “real” people and places will appear in the game. However, Weerasurya also stated that there will be some things in the game that, obviously, never existed in the real 1886 London.
It was also stated that the game will have a “filmic” look, and that different physical lens effects have been built into the game’s engine. This means, according to Weerasuriya, that The Order: 1886 will not feature the “too clean and crisp” look that other games can sometimes have.
“We thrive in the dirt,” said Weerasuriya. “We just love the fact that it feels dirty. It’s filmed in a very realistic way.”