Game Informer is reporting that Ready At Dawn’s exclusive third-person shooter title for the PlayStation 4, The Order: 1886 has been delayed until early 2015.
Ru Weerasuriya, the game’s creative director released a statement on the delay:
"“To deliver that experience that we’ve wanted, and that we hope players expect, we’re targeting an early 2015 release on the game,. …We’re really trying to hone in on getting the whole game to that level of polish."
This is obviously a humongous blow to what was already a fairly weak 2014 lineup for the PlayStation 4. Really, all we had to look forward to in terms of big exclusively next-gen offerings were basically The Order: 1886 and Drive Club, which also has had significant delays. Obviously The Order: 1886 would still have some pretty significant work left to be done on it for the developer to say that it couldn’t possibly make it out this year.
In the long term, I’m sure that will be a good thing for the game. After all, a delayed game will (probably) be good when it finally comes out. A bad game rushed out the door is bad forever. This just obviously puts a huge damper on 2014 for PlayStation 4 fans as The Order: 1886 was certainly their big tent pole action title for the year. Hopefully Sony has something to show at E3 to keep fans satiated while they wait for all these 2015 and beyond titles (aside from remasters, please).
What do you think, GameSided readers? Is the delay of The Order:1886 a huge blow that Sony’s lineup can’t really handle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!