The Order: 1886 delayed to 2015

Ready at Dawn's PS4-exclusive shooter joins ranks of new-gen titles to slip original release window

The PlayStation 4's holiday release schedule just got a bit thinner. Sony today announced that The Order: 1886, Ready at Dawn's exclusive PS4 game for year's end, has been delayed until early 2015.

As reported by Eurogamer, Ready at Dawn founder and CEO Ru Weerasuriya suggested the extra time was necessary to make the game a uniformly high quality experience.

"We want to hold true to something we've talked about in the past," he said, "which is delivering the experience without having this ebb and flow of: oh, this was really great and that was kind of meh, because we sacrificed a little time on it."

This is Ready at Dawn's first original console project. The studio built its reputation developing PSP spin-offs of big Sony franchises, including Daxter, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.

The Order is not the only anticipated title of the new generation to get pushed back, joining titles like Tom Clancy's The Division, Driveclub, The Elder Scrolls Online, The Witcher 3, and The Crew. Today also marks the release of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, one of the most anticipated titles for the PS4 and Xbox One launch--until it was pushed back with just weeks to go until release.

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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd3 years ago
"The PlayStation 4's holiday release schedule just got a bit thinner." I think you mean it just emptied. Seriously, name one PS4 exclusive on the schedule for release this holiday. Sony had better have some serious surprises for E3 ready to release this year.
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Jonathan McEnroe Freelance 2D artist 3 years ago
The delay to Drive Club has certainly helped to improve the game so I'm glad they're taking the time that's required to make the game better. Otherwise it would release and people will hammer it and say it could have used an extra few months worth of development. People are more savvy to poorly made games these days so you're best to get it right :)
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John Karageorgiou consultant 3 years ago
Although the delay is unfortunate, the rationale for delaying the game is praiseworthy.
Agree with Nicholas that Sony will need to have a few good surprises up its sleeve for E3 in June, especially exclusive releases to cover the next 2 quarters.
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Make it good, make it solid. Only good things will follow if followed through. I was looking forward to the Torder, espcially since its set around the local area. Would love to see what they come up with
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