The Order 1886 Developer Diary Released, Game Delayed Until 2015

The Order 1886 was set to release later this year, but as with many games, which have increasingly lengthy development times, it’s been delayed by a while and will now release early in 2015.

Sony has released a new developer diary, entitled Fusing History & Mythology, which appears to look at the alternate version of Victorian London. You can see that below.

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They’ve also discussed a few of the game mechanics on the PlayStation Blog, including one which sounds quite interesting, named the Blackwater:

Beyond technology, the Knights have relied on one element they have used for centuries: the Blackwater. While in combat, they are able to use it to heal from otherwise deadly wounds. With centuries of use, the Blackwater has imbued the Knights with an inhuman longevity as well as mental and physical abilities they can use in combat, a state they call Blacksight. Using Blacksight, Galahad enters into a heightened state allowing him to focus his skills and execute precise attacks.

Of course, early 2015 could be anywhere up to winter of next year as Sony have shown with Driveclub, which was delayed until early 2014, but is now coming this October.

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6 Comments

  1. The Order looks graphically amazing. I hope that the release delay will help to flesh out the game and sort out whatever issues they need to address.

    I really do wish that more IT projects would be honest and up front. Plan in plenty of slack, plan in those risks and mitigation, and then give a date far out to the right which they can bring in to an earlier date if the risks don’t occur and the slack isn’t required.

    • I’d even go as far as saying that probably most development projects in IT are run so unprofessionally that delays are the normal outcome.
      Looking at the games industry, it seems that the new hardware has its challenges, even if it was said they’d be so much easier to develop for than the cell was.
      But better delaying than underdelivering, so ok, I give them that time. ;o)

  2. If I’m going to spend fifty quid on a game, I don’t want it to be rushed.

    Take your time. The best things in life are worth waiting for.

  3. I always add 6mths-yr onto any release date they promise us. They hardly ever stick to them. As long as we get at least one exclusive game this year…

  4. Not surprised tbh. Agree with everyone, it’s better to wait and get it right.

  5. DelayStation! :P

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