The Order: 1886, which was unveiled at E3 last year as a Playstation Exclusive, is being delayed until early 2015 for the Playstation 4. In an all new video that goes behind the scenes of the game as well as an article by the Playstation Blog, we learn that Ready at Dawn has decided to push the game back in order to deliver on the promises they have made about the game.
With the video, we were told the following:
As we look to bring this experience to the players, we have decided to spend some extra time to deliver on the promise we made when we first introduced the game. As such, you can expect The Order: 1886 to come exclusively to the PlayStation 4 in early 2015.
We’ve also been given some details on The Order itself, and what we will experience within the game:
The Knights, now known only as The Order, endure through the centuries bringing the war to a status quo. With the Industrial Revolution, technology gives them the upper hand and a time of uncomfortable peace settles in the Kingdom and the Commonwealth, our version of Pax Britannia. But this peace brings on a new opponent. The very people The Order had sworn to protect take up arms, as the Rebellion is formed in the streets of London. This new battle ravages the street of 1886 London, as both rebels and Knights fight each other to the death.
Obviously, with the game being based on a more Victorian version of the Knights of the Round Table, there’s going to be some Steampunk and somewhat mystical aspects as well!
Beyond technology, the Knights have relied on one element they have used for centuries: the Blackwater. While in combat, they are able to use it to heal from otherwise deadly wounds. With centuries of use, the Blackwater has imbued the Knights with an inhuman longevity as well as mental and physical abilities they can use in combat, a state they call Blacksight. Using Blacksight, Galahad enters into a heightened state allowing him to focus his skills and execute precise attacks.
The game may have been delayed, but we have been promised that we will see more of the game at E3 2014. If you missed out on IGN’s gameplay video, check it out below:
What do you think? Are you okay with the delay?