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The Order: 1886 – Official Trailer

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Earlier we showed you leaked animated shots as well as video of Ready at Dawn’s new 3rd-person PlayStation 4 showcase The Order: 1886. As promised, here’s the official trailer.

Here’s a look at the over-the-shoulder gunplay, melee fights and the  19th century depiction of London. It looks fantastic, yes, though do I think “cinematic letterbox” is  the classiest way to sell “low resolution’

As for why it’s exclusive to the PlayStation 4? Here’s what Ready At Dawn’s Ru Weerasuriya told Polygon.

“Yes, of course, there’s an opportunity to make a dual-platform game and there are third-party publishers we can go to,” he said, “and it’s not something we’ll ever dismiss, but for now since we’ve been so targeted towards working on a single platform it felt natural for us to make that decision regardless of the financial hit we would take.” 

The game itself looks like a blend of The Last of Us and Gears of War, with some survival horror scares thrown in – but the story trailer barely shows that. I also wish it showed a little more of the game’s physics engine at work – but as it stands it looks pretty damned good. even if it is only running at 1920×800. 

Here’s some info from the chaps at OPM.

Last Updated: February 18, 2014


  1. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 18, 2014 at 15:06

    Very cool, but this single platform is not ayoba


    • iAmWeasel

      February 18, 2014 at 15:09

      Awww shame bro.. go play a bit of farmville to cheer yourself up 😉


      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        February 18, 2014 at 15:33

        No thanks, I’d rather play Planetside 2


        • iAmWeasel

          February 18, 2014 at 15:39

          Planetside? What’s that, like a space farming sim?


          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 18, 2014 at 15:45

          • iAmWeasel

            February 18, 2014 at 15:51

            Hehe dude, just poking a little fun.
            That said, Planetside 2 looks pretty dreary to me. To each their own.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 18, 2014 at 15:55

            Its kinda different to get into, but once you found a class you like, and a gameplay you like, its pretty damn addictive. Plus the frequent patching and improvements help a lot.

            Also being free is a major plus point

          • iAmWeasel

            February 18, 2014 at 15:57

            Cool.. I’ve heard it is coming to PS4 at some point so I will give it a look in for sure.

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            February 18, 2014 at 16:01

            The nice thing is YOU choose what combat you are in the mood for.
            Perhaps you feel like flying? Or rolling in a tank? Or maybe some CQB is your cuppa tea, or long range sniping? What about supporting your team as medic or engineer, or perhaps you feel like rolling in a armoured exo-suit!!!

            Tired of current battle? Np! You choose your engagements as well! Outpost needs capturing/defending? You choose!

    • VampyreSquirrel

      February 18, 2014 at 15:13

      Agreed… needs to hit PC!


  2. Mabenito

    February 18, 2014 at 15:15

    PS4 savings = R2000.00 (+ R1k month end)


  3. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    February 18, 2014 at 15:17

    Wow, pretty decent!


  4. Hammersteyn

    February 18, 2014 at 15:32

    Looks awesome. The games are coming thick and fast now. Maybe Sony will actually hit their 100 mark this year.


  5. Spathi

    February 18, 2014 at 16:21

    “It looks fantastic, yes, though do I think “cinematic letterbox” is the classiest way to sell “low resolution”

    Well obviously we all want photo-realistic games running at 4K (HD is for peasants), 32x CSAA at 60 fps, but you can’t have your cake and eat it too! The “compromise” is negligible in this instance for me and actually adds to the feel.

    The reason the XBO gets flak is because the same game looks worse on a more expensive system. Nothing about looking crap. (ib4 Master Race – No, a PC is not cheaper than a PS4 for the same performance).

    Back to the trailer – It look fantastic, from the little that they showed us 🙁


  6. iAmWeasel

    February 18, 2014 at 16:25

    Geoff, I don’t know if this is true or not but I read somewhere that Ready at Dawn are still undecided on the aspect ratio, so it could very well end up without the “black bars”.


  7. Brian Murphy

    February 18, 2014 at 17:24

    Ahh, so from the newspaper clipping you saw ‘Gruesome Murder in White Chapel.’ This is going to be a Jack the Ripper game, or at least, it’s part of the story.



    February 18, 2014 at 22:33

    Selling Low resolution wtf! Wake up!!! Continue Reading ….

    Ryse was 900P. that was 1600×900.
    The order is 1080P( Formatted into ). 1920×800

    In-Depth Explanation:

    Ryse runs at a resolution of 1600×900 (which maintains an HDTV’s aspect ratio of 1.78:1 – or 16:9). The Order: 1886 will be presented at 1920×800 (which is the CINEMATIC aspect ratio of 2.40:1). At this aspect ratio, you would need a screen resolution of 2592×1080 to avoid the black bars.
    Simplistic Explanation:

    The game renders an image of 1920×1080, just 280 horizontal lines are black. For comparisons sake, lets use Forza 5, a full 1080p game. Now if were to tape two black rectangles at the top and botton of our TV screens, you would now be seeing Forza 5 in 1920×800. The picture left displayed is still a 1080p image, the only difference is now only 800 horizontal lines of pixels are visible. Resolution is measured in pixel density, and The Order may have a display ratio of 1920×800, but keeps the same pixel density as a 1920×1080 resolution.

    Furthermore, what The Order is doing, isn’t much different than most Blu-Ray movies. When you watch a 1080p movie, nine out of ten times the movie is in widescreen. Which is the cinematic aspect ratio we talked about before. 2.40:1. The Order will be displaying the same as any 1080p widescreen Blu-Ray movie would


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