Ready at Dawn, known most of all for their recent PlayStation 4 exclusive, The Order 1886, have announced that, going forward, they shall be self publishing their games. This also means that their IP will no longer be beholden to any one platform- essentially, Ready at Dawn will not be PlayStation exclusive anymore. Their games will now appear on all platforms.
To that end, they also have Blizzard’s Paul Sams as their new CEO.
“Words can’t describe how excited our team and I are to have Paul join the Ready At Dawn family,” said Ready at Dawn’s Ru Weerasuriya.
“He is not only one of the most accomplished, respected and experienced leaders in our industry, I am also fortunate to count him as a close friend. It is never easy finding someone to take over the reins of a company after this many years but I cannot think of anyone better suited to guide the team as we look to the future.
“In addition, this opportunity further fulfills a goal we had long sought. With Paul’s arrival, the entire team at our studio in Irvine will turn its attention solely on creative and game development, while Austin will become the focus of our business endeavors. Paul’s expertise will be essential in achieving some of our goals, including our desire to seek a strategic partner in helping us create and retain ownership of our own transmedia IPs.”
Ready at Dawn confirmed that it will be developing two new IPs, and that it is looking forward to working with the tech on Xbox and PC.
So on the whole, it appears as though The Order spectacularly bombed- clearly, it was not successful enough to fund a sequel, in spite of all of the hooks that were prevalent throughout the game. May their next title fare better.