The Order: 1886 was in limbo until PS4 dev kits were released

Thursday, 13th June 2013 09:43 GMT By Dave Cook

The Order 1886 developer Ready At Dawn has confirmed that its steampunk PS4 title was in development limbo for years until Sony released its next-gen dev kits.

If you missed the game’s debut PS4 trailer at E3 earlier this week, you can watch it here – lightning guns and all.

Ready At Dawn’s creative director Ru Weerasuriya told Polygon in an interview that the game was in limbo for years, and that current-generation tech was incapable of hitting the goals the team set itself. So the team waited for PS4 tech to become available before proceeding with the project.

The studio is also known for its hefty God of War PSP prequels Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta.

Developed with the assistance of God of War team Sony Santa Monica Studio, The Order: 1886 is set in an alternate history where the industrial revolution has allowed for some pretty insane firearms.

Weerasuriy added that developing on PSP and PS4 has proven to be quite similar. “Ultimately you don’t change your thinking when developing for one system or another,” he stated. “Your thinking is you maximize what is capable on the PSP or PS4 hardware. The PSP was actually very powerful.”

What did you think of The Order: 1886 trailer? Let us know below.



  1. manamana

    “…The PSP was actually very powerful.”

    Somebody should tell him about the Vita ;-)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. The_Red

    “current-generation tech was incapable of hitting the goals the team set itself”

    That would be really interesting if true. I mean, they managed to fit a console sized God of War in a freaking PSP. Anyway, Ready At Dawn has already my trust so all that remains, is for the game to come out and get my money.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Lengendaryboss

    @1 :( :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. kadu

    Did they tell what kind of game it is going to be? A FPS?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. KineticCalvaria

    @4, hope it’s a third person shooter and not first. Although I imagine it’ll be first. So tired of shooters. :(

    #5 2 years ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    This is probably my appreciation of Darkwatch talking, here, but I would not mind a situation where while the most-part of the game is played in third-person; there are times where you get to move into first-person perspective, as part of the narrative or something. That could be fun, and wouldn’t necessarily skew the pace.

    However, I am pleased to see that The Order has already been brewing for a time. It will be fantastic to see full-baked concepts reach fruition from striving, hungry creators once again.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. kadu

    @5 It looks like it’s going to be third person: “The Order: 1886 is a third-person action adventure game”

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Belazur

    It’s a 3rd Person Shooter! :-)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

    @7, Woo, great news!

    #9 2 years ago

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