Two minutes of new The Order: 1886 footage
posted on 05.23.14 at 04:53 PM EDT by (@salromano)
A "sneak peek" at Ready at Dawn's upcoming PS4 shooter.

The Order: 1886

Sony debuted two minutes of new The Order: 1886 gameplay via a broadcast on its official Twitch channel today.

The “sneak peek,” as it’s described, shows the third chapter of the upcoming PlayStation 4 shooter, dubbed “Inequalities.”

Watch the footage below, via GamesHQMedia.

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  • BossTuff

    Looks pretty amazing, I like the style of it a lot. Any news on the release date?

    • Zackasaur

      Later this year!

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  • HighBrowDrifter

    The graphics are….mouthwatering….
    But the game-play….eh….to early to tell I presume.

  • MrRobbyM

    Looks great. I don’t mind a cinematic shooter as long as there’s not many QTEs.

  • Mexreturns

    It looks like shit

    Another generic third person shooter game.

    It doesn’t even have multiplayer

    Meh, i’ll pass this time.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      >It looks like shit

      …Compared to what exactly?

      >Another generic third person shooter game.

      Right, because TPS are waaaaaay more common than FPS, of course.

      >It doesn’t even have multiplayer

      Implying multiplayer is actually required to make it a good game.

      >Meh, i’ll pass this time.

      Meh, more for us then.

      • Mexreturns

        ..Compared to what exactly?

        Generic gray setting and bad graphics

        >Implying multiplayer is actually required to make it a good game.

        I never implied anything

        • TetsuyaHikari

          I know you said that the graphics were bad. I’m asking you what game you’re comparing it to that makes this one look so bad. Also, you did, in fact, imply that multiplayer would be required to make it good.

          Why else would you complain about the lack of multiplayer if you didn’t think it would make the game better?

        • EX+

          You think these graphics are bad?! Wtf?!
          Are you joking?

    • Bobby Jennings

      I can understand the multiplayer part. It adds more hours to the game.

      usually games with single player only(while also being short) don’t last long so I feel you there.

      On everything else…you gotta be crazy.

  • Zackasaur

    Pre-ordered! This looks amazing, and I love Ready at Dawn.

  • CeroSuerte

    So, he drinks this “water” to heal his scratch, but they cant give it to mr “punctured lung” ?

    • bloodiOS

      Probably because that stuff is only compatible with the members of the order (or possibly just the old guy.)

      • CeroSuerte

        There is also the small chance of them saying “give him the water” in the next 10 sec & me being hasty

        • bloodiOS

          I don’t know man, in one of the trailers they showed the liquid to be some murky black stuffs. I don’t think an ordinary individual can safely take that.

          • cheese puffs

            or…. he could be hiding the fact that he has the liquid stuff on him. We don’t really know the relationship between these characters…

            • bloodiOS

              You do realize he drank it right there in front of all of them, right?

              • cheese puffs

                He was in the back, behind all of them. Didn’t look like anyone saw him drink the stuff… guy’s comrades looked a little preoccupied with the injured dude, from what i saw.

                But either of us could be right(or wrong), we’ll jut have to wait and see…

                • bloodiOS

                  Back? Rewatch it man, he was in the front, at the corner next to the entrance they just blocked, and to the left was the lady looking at and talking to him.

                  • TetsuyaHikari

                    I wonder if bob and I watched the same thing, lol.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Well, he’s probably a higher rank than that guy, so his life was more important.

  • McPoo

    Looks very pretty, if fairly boring.

  • Kevadu

    Looks like steampunk Uncharted. And I don’t consider that a bad thing at all.

  • EX+

    My god. Lol
    The graphics and animation in this are… incredible to say the least.
    Shooting looks fun. I’ll wait till E3 to see if I’ll pick this up for my PS4- when I get one that is.
    EDIT: Yt comments never fail to amaze me.

    • Mar Mar

      Not to mention the awesome camera angles and cinematic DoF

  • bloodiOS

    There are a bunch of screen-tears and the frame rate is horrible in that clip. I’ll just hope that it’s a shitty capture of the stream. Sure hope to see the official version from Sony soon…

    • EX+

      Of course it’s the capture of the stream. Last time when they showed it, there were no screen tears.

      • bloodiOS

        I already know that it’s the capture of the stream (it’s stated in the article.) I’m only saying it’s a shitty capture instead of a decent one. And yeah, I know it didn’t have screen-tears last time but things might have changed since then (not that I would believe that). Beside, the frame rate during the gameplay session was pretty horrible last time too, if I remember correctly.

        • Zackasaur

          Nah, that was pretty consistent.

          • bloodiOS

            Yeah, I just re-watched that and it was smoother than I remember… still felt like it’s running below 30fps though…

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah, you can’t really just this stuff off of a stream.

      During E3 we’ll probably get direct feed footage. It’ll be easier to scrutinize that instead. :p

  • rainelee

    A little too dark for me (lighting), but the game looks nice. Hopefully it plays as nice.

  • EX+

    Here we go, already.
    N4G and YT users already b*tching.
    People keep on screaming innovation, but really, want else do you want? Can you think of something that hasn’t been done before?
    I mean, it doesn’t look innovative, but after watching barely 3 mins of gameplay, you’re allowed to write it off as a generic shooter?
    Funny. Same people were saying that Titanfall was gonna be the game of the year and no one was allowed to write that off as just another FPS.

    • Mexreturns

      To be honest, it looks like a generic shooter game, yeah, we must wait but i’m not expecting much, i may get it when it’s cheap.

      • EX+

        Again, if that’s the logic that you go by, don’t complain if and when people will call Halo 5 a generic shooter.

        • BossTuff

          I don’t think he will :)

    • bloodiOS

      Let’s not drag the shittiness of N4G and YT into this thread, please. This article doesn’t deserve to be smeared all over with those filthy stuffs. Use the OF for that.

      • EX+

        Advice taken.

      • Somerandomperson

        That would this place a special independent community then. (but it won’t happen since people are from every here and there).

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      Well Said

    • Elvick

      A TPS can only do so much while remaining a TPS. It’ll always share things with other games in the genre.

      Not sure what people want. They never give any indication of what this “innovation” should be either, yet act like it’s something that should definitely happen. So clearly it’s obvious to them what the developers should do, so they should say so… but we all know they wouldn’t have any idea about what to do to make an innovative TPS.

      And they’re not aiming for innovation or even claiming it, they are just making a cinematic TPS. Which this is, so far, doing very well.

      I can understand being annoyed if a developer claims their game is innovative and it’s not, but that’s not the case here. They’ve always said it’d be a cinematic TPS. So when they show off exactly what they promised… people whine about it? wat


  • 武神水樹

    This actually looked good, looks like they’re developing a good story

    This game would benefit from 4 player co-op, have people playing at the same time but split them into two groups in seperate areas.

    Multiplayer from this game could be like Resistance Fall of Man

    • Zackasaur

      I’m not sure that they’re throwing in multiplayer, given how much they are dedicating to the strong single-player.

      • 武神水樹

        They should , fps games aren’t very long.

        • Unretributed

          Military FPS games aren’t very long. Bioshock, Dishonored, Borderlands, Metro, etc. all have pretty good length in comparison.

          • 武神水樹

            Oh I see

        • Zackasaur

          It’s not an fps, and it likely has a fine length for the genre, with considerable replayability. I’m glad that resources aren’t being wasted on mp. They aren’t a -huge- studio, really. They’d need to hire a secondary team to add mp in the future.

      • Solomon_Kano

        They said earlier in the year that the game won’t have multiplayer.

        • Zackasaur

          Yeah, that’s what I thought I recalled. I didn’t want to search for it whilst on my phone.

  • Somerandomperson

    Looks good, very interested in the story.

  • True Gamer

    Damn so this is the future of video games huh. Playing movies n shit lol. this is awesome.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      Looks like someone is stuck in the past.

      We’ve had people complaining about “playing movies n shit” since the days of MGS4 and Heavy Rain. Before that, people were complaining about the cutscenes in Xenosaga. If you want to go back even further than that, Sega CD actually had interactive movie type games such as Double Switch, Ground Zero, so forth and so on.

      So, basically… You’re a few years too late.

      • CosmicNova

        Hell throw in Sega’s Dreamcast Shenmue while you’re at it,

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Oh, there are plenty of examples. I was just throwing some out there off the top of my head, lol.

      • True Gamer

        smh..its unfortunate that you interpreted my comment that way. I was simply expressing how impressed I was with the game. The intention of my comment was to acknowledge how beautiful the presentation of the game is. As for stuck in the past….Not at all bro.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          Honestly, it came off as sarcastic. You certainly wouldn’t be the first person to complain about “cinematic gaming” anyway.

          • True Gamer

            Oh ok. Well that wasn’t my intention. I have no problem with the game at all. In fact, this is one of my most anticipated titles.

  • Arcloxs

    Ill reserve my judgement until we see more of the game, but man if this game is riddled with screen tearing like gears 1 was there is no way im buying this launch day.

    • TetsuyaHikari

      There’s no reason to believe it will have screen tearing, no. This was captured from the stream, which obviously doesn’t do it justice since you’re not really seeing it in real time (there will always be a delay with stream recordings, even if it’s minimal). The trailer they showed us for the game a while back didn’t have screen tearing at all, so I’m sure by the time E3 comes around and they show off a new trailer, you can rest assured there won’t be screen tearing there either :p

  • Elvick

    This is shooting to be my GOTY. Looks amazing~

    love me some cinematic TPS.

    Hope the HUD isn’t final though, the gun image is a bit much. Maybe if it were lighter, or smaller.

    • Zackasaur

      I actually really like the detail there. I get a better sense of these steampunk weapons this way.

  • Zuhri69

    Really hoping there would be an upgrade mechanism.

  • adhesive

    A cinematic, cover based shooter with regenerating health? Is this honestly the best thing SCE Santa Monica can come up with?

    • Elvick

      Ready at Dawn

      Is the game being exactly what it set out to be honestly the best complaint you can come up with?

      Fairly dated complaint.

      • adhesive

        Were they looking to make the game generic and underwhelming in every way possible? I doubt it, but even if they were, it wouldn’t suddenly make it right.

        • Elvick

          It’s not generic and underwhelming in every way possible.

          But clearly you love to be hyperbolic. So, you aren’t worth my time.

    • Zackasaur

      You’re crazy, this looks amazing, and this is a decade-long dream project by Ready at Dawn.

      • adhesive

        What about it looks amazing? The grafix are nice I guess, but the aesthetic itself is extremely dull so far and the gunplay is…well, it’s competent, but stop and pop cover based shooting has outlived its welcome for me.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Aesthetically it is great, while the colors are subdued the design and art behind it is wonderful.

          • Alos88

            So basically you’re saying the graphics are great. I’m sure this game will be fun, but the only thing that intrigues me so far is the setting and how good it looks. I’m kinda hoping there’s more to this game than a standard third person shooter, maybe some decent puzzles to break up the action or something.

            • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

              Well graphics is a tech term, aesthetics refers to graphics and art mixed. Im mostly interested in the world story and art, it looks very nice!

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    • Nesther

      They went from making handheld games and ports to this, it’s pretty much their fourth real project. Give them some credit.

    • Somerandomperson

      It’s Ready At Dawn studio

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Only part I really want gone is the regen health crap

      • Budgiecat

        Regen should be implemented by swigging down some Jack Daniels or Wild turkey

  • Aldridge517

    Visually stunning. Can’t say anything about the gameplay, but it looks good.

  • devilmaycry0917

    why is there serious frame-rate drops and graphics glitches?
    now i kinda know what this article was talking about:

  • Warboss Aohd

    Looks really good Graphics wise.

  • tokyobassist

    Love how some of you wrote off Watch Dogs as a generic open world game during previews yet the moment the opposing opinion rolls through about The Order, you guys go apeshit retarded.

    As far what I thought about this trailer? The presentation is levels beyond the stuff we’ve seen for the genre. As far as the gameplay, it just looks serviceable. I really hope to see more unique gameplay elements to complement the high production values and presentation. Not overly enthralled from this footage but I’m not complaining either. Hope those that are hyped get something good out of it.

    • Zackasaur

      I still don’t understand why people are as idiotic about Watch Dogs as they are.

      Mind, between the two, I choose this a million times over. But I don’t really have to make that choice. I get both! c:

      • tokyobassist

        Yeah let me now how WD is when you play it. Not really sold on it honestly but it’s something I wouldn’t mind giving a spin if it happens to stumble my way.

        • Zackasaur

          I’m sure I’ll have some thoughts. c:

          I have to finish Child of Light and Drakengard 3 first, however. And maybe Transistor. All while keeping up with FFXIV. xD

    • Elvick

      Well, they showed off some elements of other gameplay elements in the other trailers. I’m sure we’ll get more gameplay at E3 too, so that should offer up some more insight into what it all offers.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      There is a lot of unique gameplay things that have Not been shown to the public.

  • Sevyne

    Can’t really say I’m all that excited for this game. It could just be that I’m not one to care much for this genre, nor the overly cinematic stuff. Haven’t really seen enough to pass judgement yet, but so far I’m not really seeing anything that separates itself from the pack.

    That said, it could end up being an amazing game for all I know, and I hope it does turn out that way for you folks who are hyped for it.

  • Impressionnant

    I think we all know that the graphics will be downgraded. Fool me once; can’t fool me again.

    • Zackasaur

      Sarcasm, I presume. :P

      It often doesn’t work well on the internet.

      • Pyrofrost

        I was thinking the same thing (the OP was being sarcastic), but if this did get the Watch Dogs treatment, I’ll be fucking pissed. xD

        For my thoughts on this game, I’m looking forward to it even more now, and I can’t wait for the E3 presentation. The atmosphere within this game just draws me in.

        • Zackasaur

          Of course it won’t. It’s a first-party showcase title from Sony. There is neither an incentive nor an opportunity to mislead.

          For multiplats earlier in development, the situation does have unlikely potential for a downgrade. This? None.

          • adhesive

            There definitely is an incentive and an opportunity to mislead. Sony isn’t some sort of altruistic being, it’s a company that needs money to survive. And when given an opportunity, they will likely deceive you if it means they’ll profit from it, like most companies do.

            • 罪罰

              Comparing the character models from U2 to U3 is hilarious.

      • Impressionnant

        I actually wasn’t being sarcastic. The main thing people have said about The Order is “Wow, these graphics are so amazing!”. They’re gonna be downgraded. Hard.

        • TetsuyaHikari

          That’s an assumption. You have no substantial evidence to back up this claim, so until then… It’s simply an opinion. Just because this has happened to another game doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen to this one.

          • Zackasaur

            It’s not just any assumption. It’s a -bad- one.

            • Impressionnant

              This is the games industry. This happens with many games. Bullshots. Bullvideos. etc. Every awesome trailer or build you see runs on a PC. Some even admit to this. Do I need to link the neogaf thread that shows that there is a stark difference in graphical quality between the original The Order trailer and this new one?

              • EX+

                Except the last trailer we saw it was running on the PS4.
                Again, just cause Ubisoft did it, making idiotic assumptions make you look downright ignorant.

              • Budgiecat

                they really need to knock that off too (the industry as a whole); its annoying..

              • $98754597

                There was no downgrade. You’re wrong.

        • Zackasaur

          In that case, you are comically incorrect. They’re about to make hands-on demos commonplace for this game.

          You’re letting cynicism overcome your sense. Each game must be considered in context.

        • DeadnBuried

          There won’t be a downgrade. The only reason Watch Dogs has suffered that is because it’s launching on six platforms, and it’s made worse by the fact that it’s initial reveal was on PC hardware, long before the PS4 was even a thing. Of course they’re going to have to compromise to make it run on all six platforms.

          The Order 1886 is a different beast entirely, it’s only on PS4 so that’s all they need to worry about. They’re able to optimise it to it’s fullest to get the most out of it, and so it really CAN look this good.

    • EX+

      No offence, but just because Watch Dogs and Ryse got downgraded, don’t spread it off to other devs with no conclusive evidence or history of downgrading. In fact, this build is better than the last one we saw.

      • 罪罰

        but even Naughty Dog did it.


        • Zackasaur

          They never did. Changing a setting design moderately and “downgrading” are utterly different.

          • Budgiecat

            Naughty Frogs downgraded the enemy A.I. in the Last of Us, promising that it would have the same advanced A.I. shown in the original PAX trailer right up to a Reddit Q&A one week before release…

            • PrinceHeir

              They also downgraded a lot of Uncharted 3 character design like Elena face and some of the graphics got downgraded.

              I do hope Naughty Dog takes their time on making Uncharted 4. Can’t wait for that game!!!

              • DeadnBuried

                Uncharted 3 was downgraded in a lot of places, but that was compared to Uncharted 2, not initial Uncharted 3 reveals. And I’m 99% sure that it was because the gam also ran in 3D, which meant rendering th image twice, so something had to take a hit to make it work.

                I wouldn’t say 3D was worth it, but it was at the time when 3D was a major push for Sony and most other tech companies.

    • $98754597

      No evidence of that yet

  • Alos88

    My only complaint is that the gun sound effects are kinda underwhelming. The pistol in particular sounds really weak.

  • Dede Ogbe

    Really don’t get what people are complaining about, compared to last gen this look phenomenal!

    • Zackasaur

      Compared to everything THIS gen, this looks phenomenal.

  • Bob Obb

    They chose the WORST way to show off this game. Video quality is absolute shit with tearing and dropped frames… according to the director’s twitter though the game itself runs smoothly but I doubt the general public reads it.

    • Elvick

      The “general public” you speak of who is bothered, is comprised of mostly trolls who don’t matter.

      Anyone legitimately worried, that was actually interested in the game will have the sense to know better than to write off the entire game off a stream.

  • badmoogle

    I’m a bit disappointed that a game with such a huge amount of work and attention to detail such as this,belongs to a genre (cinematic shooter) that i have no interest.

    I just wish that more games that interested me had this level of graphics detail.

  • LunarHaven

    Another cover shooter, seriously getting sick of these games. Vanquish had cover shooting but had so much action based stuff, with the unique melee attacks and rocket slide etc that it felt fresh and like you had a lot of choice in how you approach stuff… but these kind of ground leveled typical shooters turn me off very easily.

    • Elvick

      Welcome to early on in it’s announcement (I want to say the same day).

      We already knew it would be a cinematic shooter. Which means cover. It was never going to be like Vanquish, which is almost arcade in design.

      Not sure why people have such a problem *now* of all times with the game. You should have known months ago that this wasn’t for you and moved on with life.

      • LunarHaven

        I knew it wouldn’t be like Vanquish that wasn’t my point, my point is: Developers should have something new and fresh for us.. not the same old same old. And Vanquish is a prime example of being fresh in a genre gone stale.

        I didn’t know this game was gonna be this stiff and boring game-play wise.

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      Vanquish is badass.

  • MisterHoot

    Pretty graphics, very pretty even. I’ll give it that

    “Tepid” is what I would qualify the gameplay SO FAR though. Everything seems extremely scripted and uninvolving. Just stay behind that wall and shoot. Now go forward. No you can’t go to the side or inside that building, you have to care for that bloke there. Now let’s just cut off the rest of the level and just move forward into what I can pretty much bet will be a continuing series of corridors.

    The guns are nice and I like the alt fire but nothing to be amazed of. The AI seems completely inept too. Why didn’t they show these supposed monsters we were teased ?

    I’m not ruling out this game completely off my list but I went from “cautiously optimistic” to “jaded but patient”. And apparently, I am not alone as it’s the impression of a lot of people. They’ll need to bring their real AAA game at E3 if they want to change minds

  • DietSoap

    I’m still really looking forward to seeing a large chunk of gameplay finally being shown off at E3, but so far the footage they’ve shown off has been pretty terrible.

    I really like the big gun shown off in this latest footage along with the alt-fire and spark effects, but everything else was pretty bad.

    There was barely any movement between cutscenes. Seriously, it went from one cutscene of the MC walking out the door to him barely walking towards a post on the patio before snapping himself behind it. Then again barely walking from there to snapping himself to a sandbag. And then AGAIN barely walking from there to snapping himself to a scripted scene where he drags an NPC into another cutscene). Do they intend for the movement to be incredibly limited the whole game like this, or are they just trying to hide the walking/running animation for some reason?

    Also, I know the setting is supposed to be a dark and dreary old spooky town with lots of fog, but does everything have to be THIS washed out and drab looking? At least in the first footage, which itself could’ve stood for more visual vibrancy, things like the blue uniforms, gold tassels, and yellow lights really popped more against the black/grey/brown backgrounds.

    I feel like even within the setting, they could go a lot further in bringing more color saturation and contrast. I felt like Sony’s first parties really had something good going visually right from the start of the gen with Killzone and Infamous. Even though these were more realistically styled games that usually suffer incredibly washed out and bland color palettes, both games were filled to the brim with bright yellows, reds, greens, pinks, purples, whites, oranges, blues, etc etc etc. I hope Sony doesn’t give up on that trend now.

  • Zero

    It’s fine to criticize or disagree, just remember to keep the conversation civil and respect each other. Thanks.

  • AdamBoy64

    Not my sort of game, but man – those visuals look nice.
    The explosions / particle effects are really neat.

  • ShadowFang

    Those visuals are great, but it’s so clearly just the latest “stop and pop”, cover based 3rd person shooter that is STILL pulling it’s beat-for-beat gameplay from Gears of Wars’ template. I mean, beyond the lack of style, it really is quite jaw-dropping. And hopefully this will be the vanguard to the second (or 3rd?) wave PS4 games that are going to look really, really “next level” compared to what the PS3 could do, but man….

    this looks boring.

    If I want a 3rd person shooter, I can literally play dozens of other games. I’ll pop in Vanquish or Binary Domain or Uncharted or Dark Sector or 007 Blood Stone or 50 Cent Blood on the Sand or Spec Ops: The Line or… anything, really. And I’ll get the same experience here. Down to the whole, “AI squadmates shouting stuff at me that is either meant to vaguely push the story forward or inform me about some situation in the current firefight”.

    I really hope Ready at Dawn has something cool & fresh to show off for this. But I’m 99% sure they’re just focused on pushing visuals as hard as they can. And I’m sad to say that that’s probably enough to convince most gamers to pick it up… though, Killzone’s always looked fantastic and has never done especially well.

    Also, really disappointed at the enemies. Can’t even really see them, but if they’re shooting back, they’re clearly other people. Probably some cult or something else dumb. One way to immediately differentiate this would be to create a ton of cool, fresh monsters and go all “Nightmare Creatures” here – they already have the world for such gameplay. It’s a shame to see firefights against others using guns yet again. HOPEFULLY this is just from early on in the game and they have more interesting foes to fight planned later on. *crossing my fingers*

    • Gustavo Rosario

      Dark Sector? 50 Cent Blood on the Sand? Why would you play those? Do you not like fun? XD That being said I do agree with you so far that this looks like your basic 3rd person shooter.

  • Zefhar

    I hope this gameplay is not representative of the overall experience. It looks fantastic, but I honestly don’t expect it to be purely a cover shooter.

    Oh please, please… let it be like this only for select stages. It has so much potential for being something unique!

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I’m really sure that the final Game will have far more than just cover shooting.I hope so at least, and since Ready At Dawn is speaking about trying to create a brand new experience I can bet that E3 will be where the True Potential of this game will shine out Gameplay wise at least.

    Gameplay > Graphics anyday.