Ready at Dawn on The Order: 1886 Delay: “It’s Worth it if we Can Deliver on the Promise we Made”
As we found out earlier today, Ready at Dawn’s PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 has been delayed from 2014 to early 2015, so they can “deliver on the promise we made when we first introduced the game.”
Going a little more in-depth about the delay with Eurogamer, Creative Director Ru Weerasuriya said, “We want to hold true to something we’ve talked about in the past, which is delivering the experience without having this ebb and flow of: oh, this was really great and that was kind of meh, because we sacrificed a little time on it.”
Addressing the Sony side of things, Ru revealed that “we have an open discussion with Sony all the time. We said, ‘Look, we can achieve the quality you expect everywhere, but delivering on this is going to take a few more months.’ It’s not that long. It’s worth it if we can deliver on the promise we made.”
Weerasuriya also revealed that the game’s scope has become bigger than they expected, and is another factor in the delay:
The project is always bigger than what everybody expects. That’s what this is. It is bigger than what everybody expected. Everything we’ve shot, everything we’ve done, is quite a bit larger than what we had planned for. But we’re not going to sacrifice just because of time. Quality has to come first.
That’s what I commend Sony for, for so many games they’ve done. They always say, ‘PlayStation stands for what it has done for so long because we will always take the side of quality when it comes down to it.’ That is one of the strengths Sony has had for so many years.
Do you think Sony is going to announce a brand new PS4 game at E3 2014 to fill the void left by The Order this holiday? Let us know in the comments below.