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The Order 1886: new details revealed

Ready At Dawn's PS4 exclusive is a linear third person action adventure

Ready At Dawn has revealed new details about its upcoming PS4 game The Order: 1886.


Revealed at E3 earlier this month, the game is set in an alternate history that mixes Victorian-era London with relatively modern technologies and mythological monsters.

In a new interview, Ready At Dawn co-founder Ru Weerasuriya told the PS Blog that the game is a third person action adventure with shooting mechanics. He also referred to it as "a linear story-based game... what we call a 'filmic experience'."

Speaking about the game's London setting, Weerasuriya said: "It has a very interesting history, particularly at the end of the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution.

"There are obviously some things we're going to put in there that don't exist, and we've moved certain locations a bit, but... you'll be interacting with real people, real events and real places."

While he remained fairly tight lipped about what players will get up to, Weerasuriya said "moment-to-moment gameplay is really not what you might expect. We didn't want to make it single-tone, where you rely on one single thing in expense of the rest".

Ready At Dawn is best known for its technically impressive God of War games Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta on PSP, and Weerasuriya said the studio aims to push Sony's new console in the same way it did the platform holder's last-gen handheld.

"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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