One of the big reveals at Sony’s E3 press conference this year was The Order: 1886 from Ready at Dawn who have previously worked on the God of War PSP titles, Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. However, aside from a cool looking trailer, we really didn’t get many details.
Now, thanks to an interview from the PS Blog with studio co-founder Ru Weerasuriya, we have some more details. First and foremost, The Order: 1886 “is a third person action adventure with shooting mechanics.” It is also “very much story-based” and what Weerasuriya calls a “filmic experience”.
Weerasuriya also talked about the London setting saying:
London is one of the greatest cities in the world. There’s a real diversity there. A lot of European cities have it but specifically London, as there are moments throughout history that have played out there. It has a very interesting history, particularly at the end of the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. Because this game is based in the real world, we wanted to feed off that and use some of the events, the people and the stuff that existed in that time to accentuate and bring our IP into a world that is believable.
And he also talked about developing for the PS4 after having had success on the PSP.
We’ve done well on a single platform. We’ve tried to push the boundaries of what could be done. That’s the same mentality we’re bringing to PS4. We’re working on a single platform – we want to push it, we want to get everything out of it, and hopefully that’s exactly what we’re going to do – milk it for all it’s worth.
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