The Order: 1886 at E3 2014

More Than Just 'Gears of War' in the Victorian Era

June 14, 2014 by

The Order: 1886 was a standout PlayStation 4 exclusive revealed at last year’s E3. We haven’t seen much regarding the game since last summer, and at Sony’s E3 Media Briefing this year, they again teased gamers with a visually stunning look at how Ready at Dawn Studios is seamlessly merging cutscenes with gameplay.

News of The Order only running at 30fps and the use of quick time events had many skeptical whether the PlayStation Portable developers would be able to live up to the recent standard set by other PlayStation exclusives like The Last of Us. In the new footage, The Order‘s gameplay looks like more than just Gears of War in the Victorian Era and more like a solid gaming and cinematic experience that takes its time setting up thrilling sequences and features stunning character animations both in and out of cutscenes.

Considering how short the demo was and how little shooting was shown, it’ll be interesting to see more of the game’s unique weapons in action and whether Ready at Dawn can keep just the right balance of gameplay and cinematics throughout the entire campaign. The Order: 1886 is set for release on February 20, 2015, exclusively on PlayStation 4.