April 15, 2014 by Samantha Lienhard - Leave a comment
The Order: 1886 was one of the games that really jumped out at people at last year’s E3. With impressive graphics and an intriguing story hook, it became one of the most anticipated PS4 exclusives. Some people have expressed their concern that it will just be a generic third-person shooter, with nothing to distinguish it or make it a must-have game, but if the game is successful, we could see more from The Order IP in the future.
Ru Weerasuriya, the Creative Director at Ready At Dawn, mentioned in an interview that the IP was designed “to be much bigger than just one game.”
This makes sense, considering the amount of lore The Order has. It has an alternate history dealing with half-breeds, an ancient order of knights, and a drawn-out war during the time of the industrial revolution that leads to incredible advances in technology. There also is Black Water, a substance that extends people’s lives. Add in the fact that in each generation, the knights of the Order step into the shoes of the knights of the Round Table (hence the main character of The Order: 1886 being named Galahad), and you have a lot of potential for subsequent games.
According to Weerasuriya, The Order should “mesh folklore, history, technology and narrative into one coherent whole.” If it really does all that, it could be one of the defining games of the new generation, and being a cover-based shooter won’t stop it. We hope to see more about it at E3.
Do you think we’ll see sequels to The Order: 1886?Tags: ps4, series, the order 1886