‘The IP has a future.’
Ready At Dawn’s very first big and original console game was The Order: 1886, a third person action game that they released last year exclusively on the PS4. It looked great, but it was… not good. It was a shallow, hollow, unsatisfying experience, that was more movie than game. The game ended up bombing, and casting the future of the series in doubt. Which was a bit of an issue, since the game ended on a pretty massive cliffhanger.
But in spite of the first game’s critical and commercial failure, there could still be a future for the IP, according to what Ready at Dawn’s Creative director Ru Weerasuriya said in an interview with Game Informer (via Destructoid).
“The best way to answer that without giving anything… how can I say this… Is there a future? Yes,” Weerasuriya said. “That IP has a future. It’s definitely built in that IP. That future is already something that was built from the very get go, from the first day we started working on it. As you know, since you played the game and for the ones who played out there… there is a larger storyline. There is a macro story that keeps going, it’s an IP that is actually bigger than the storylines that we have created. So there are legs to this IP, definitely.”
People who are at least interested in seeing how the premise could be developed further are probably happy upon hearing that. But I can’t imagine anyone else actually cares- not even Sony, who in the end, own the IP, and are unlikely to greenlight a sequel.