The Order: 1886 PS4 sequel hinted at by Ready at Dawn
The developer behind The Order: 1886 has suggested that the IP isn't dead and still has legs. Could we see a sequel in the not-too-distant future?
The developer behind the PlayStation 4-exclusive The Order: 1886 has hinted that a sequel to the steampunk action-adventure title may be possible despite the game’s disappointing critical and commercial success.
Speaking during a chat with Game Informer, the studio’s Creative Director, Ru Weerasuriya, made it clear that the IP has a future and that The Order: 1886 was designed with future titles in mind. However, it stopped short of outright confirming that a follow-up is in development.
“The best way to answer that without giving anything… how can I say this… Is there a future? Yes,” he 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.”
The Order: 1886 was released in February 2015 and was one of the earliest PS4-exclusive titles to drum up hype for Sony’s flagship home console. Despite its stunning visuals and intriguing storyline---the game is set in an alternate timeline in Victorian London where technology has progressed far beyond expectations---The Order failed to deliver on its gameplay, which was criticised for being overly formulaic and linear.