Sony Computer Entertainment and Ready at Dawn have announced The Order: 1886 for PlayStation 4.
The game is set in Victorian-era London, during an alternate history where technological advances take center stage in a battle against an a powerful and ancient foe. It is set nearly 40 years after the Industrial Revolution, which, unlike real history, stemmed from mankind’s desire to prevail in a centuries-old war. The advances in technology give man an opportunity to take the upperhand for the first time in their struggle.
Players act as a knight, a member of the ancient order, who will interact with real-world historical characters who will aid you in your quest.
“You will see and navigate real places,” said Ready at Dawn CEO Ru Weerasuriya on the PlayStation Blog. “You will not only be a witness, but have a hand in real events that have unfolded.
“Beyond story and setting, there are a select few key concepts to which we wanted to adhere when we created this title. One of these is the filmic aspect of the game. As we developed our visual target, we used aesthetics that have been present in cinematography for decades to achieve our goal; from lenses and lighting techniques to grading, we wanted to recreate a visual feel that would bring you closer to what you have only been able to experience in movies.
“We also strived to create a seamless experience when it came to the game. The idea was to make sure that you never saw any visual discrepancies or breaks in continuity between gameplay and cinematic. Our game models and our cinematic models are one and the same, and everything is rendered real time in the engine as you play the game. The trailer we presented is a great example of that. What you saw is running in-engine, in-game with no gimmicks. These visuals are what you can expect of the final game when you play it.”
Watch the debut trailer below.