Yep, that’s a Sony first party game, all right.
Quick, tell me what defines a Sony first party game. If you said an emphasis on graphics, linearity, cinematism, and storytelling (sometimes even at the expense of game design and interactivity), then you were right. Of course, there are often exceptions like LittleBigPlanet, but on the whole, all of Sony’s big games- Uncharted, or anything- focus on storytelling over anything else.
So too does it seem to hold true for The Order 1886, the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive action adventure game being developed by Ready at Dawn with a little help from Sony Santa Monica. These latest three minutes of gameplay released on the game only serve to reinforce the notion. If those are the kinds of games you like, then the footage above will likely have you salivating. If not, then it will probably leave you cold. Like it did me.
You may notice that the video has some frame rate issues but that is actually the problem with the Twitch stream. Ready At Dawn’s Founder Andrea Pessino clarified this matter. “Thanks everyone! Oh, and the frame rate is actually VERY nice, do not blame us for streaming issues please… : ) There is no tearing when you play the game and if any ever shows up we will squash it. ; ).”
For anyone wondering how the visuals have evolved since The Order 1886’s last showing, Andrea believes that they have actually improved it. “Those are “infiltration” uniforms, much more logical for combat – the full ceremonial ones are used in other places. : ) The assets are the same or better – you just need a better video. excuses? Can’t compare a ruined image to full res. Level of detail has not changed, if anything, it is up,” he tweeted.
The Order 1886 releases for the PlayStation 4 some time later this year. Stay tuned for more coverage.